1956 Dennis Model F15 Pump Escape Chassis, No 4294 Fitted with a Rolls Royce 8 cylinder B 80 Engine. Dennis 999 G.M.P. Pump with Reciprocating Primer, and Carrying a 50 foot AJAX Wheeled Escape Unit.
This appliance was supplied at a cost of £2,500 to Blackburn Borough Fire Brigade on 1st January 1957 and was in continuous operational service from Byrom Street Fire Station until 1974. When under Government Re-Oranisation it was trasferred to Lancashire County Fire Brigade.
The appliance then saw further service with Brigade Training Centre until late 1979.
In 1980 The Chief Fire Officer gave approval and support to the formation of a restoration committee, at it’s original home station, who have conscientiously endeavoured to restore the appliance to it’s original condition.
Appreciation must be recorded to many local companies for their material support and in particular to Crown-Decorative-Products Ltd, Darwen, Lanc’s
Whose technical advisory service and assistance have been invaluable.
The restoration team must be congratulated for their efforts and expertise, reflected in the appliance now restored to it’s1957 Condition and Livery.