C1 BANKHALL/KIRKDALE

In the early days of its existence, Kirkdale Station was more familiarly known as Bankhall.

The old fire station shortly before demolition, 3 January 2011.

Dennis F103 Emergency Tender 512CKA shortly after it passed to Merseyside.
Another picture of this appliance appears on the Hatton Garden page.
[Copyright photograph ~ D. Carville and reproduced with permission.]

Commer Marine Unit PCM663 was originally a Foam Tender with Birkenhead C.B.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis Pax IV Control Unit 3200KB was seen at the station, 19 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F117 HPV was seen in the station yard, 19 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F106 DKD928C began life as a pump before being converted to High Expansion Foam Unit in 1970.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Austin Tractor Unit JKD121D was seen in the station, 19 August 1972.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

Low-loader JKD121D was seen in the heart of the docks.
[Copyright picture ~ Merseyside Fire Museum and reproduced with permission.]

ERF PHP TKA322G was based here when photographed 2 September 1971.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis and reproduced with permission.]

This 1981 pciture of Bankhall shows three different types of Water Ladder.
ERF LEM841R, Dennis RS TFY819V & Dennis R RLV31T

Dennis R RLV31T was seen on the station forecourt.
[Copyright picture ~ Alastair Collins collection via Peter Williams.]

Emergency Tender Control Unit TTJ318V operated from 1980 - 1992.

Dennis RS TFY819V in the station.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D XKB926W was the Hose Layer Water Unit.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Sister vehicle XKB927W was used as the Marine Pump Unit.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis DWM609Y from C1 subsequently became a F'HIRE vehicle.
It was seen in Chadderton, 18 July 2006.

Dennis F125 HPV A48HKC is seen hard at work, with the booms off 9750KF above.
[Copyright photograph ~ D. Carville and reproduced with permission.]

After a spell at Canning Place, Dennis Camiva Turntable Ladder B593NPL moved to Bankhall where it was seen 27 September 1993.
Another pictures of this appliance appears on the Canning Place page.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

This early picture of Dennis RS B919KWM clearly indicates where it was allocated.
[From the A. Daley collection and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis RS133 B919KWM in its later livery.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Cargo Foam Tender B924KWM was seen in the fire station.
[From the A. Daley collection and reproduced with permission.]

One of the early prime movers is Merseyside was H654JKF, seen here with the Hose Layer Unit.
(NP collection ~ courtesy Adey Allison)

Prime Mover J256KWM was seen with the General Purpose Unit Pod opposite the station, 15 April 2007.
[Copyright picture ~ Keith Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Prime Mover K945OHF was also seen on the station forecourt, 26 February 2007.

Prime Mover K946OHF was seen at Royal Seaforth Dock, 1 March 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

The Hazmat Unit was seen being utilised at a Chemical Incident in Huyton, 4 October 2007.
[Copyright picture ~ P. McLean and reproduced with permission.]

Prime Mover L38SFY with the Marine & Tunnel Firefighting Unit was seen 19 September 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ M. Eley and reproduced with permission.]

Volvo Prime Mover M232YBG was seen leaving an exercise in Knowlsey with the Hazmat Pod,  2 February 2012.
 

Emergency One bodied Dennis Sabre T663CCK was seen on the station forecourt, 26 February 2007.

Kirkdale's Scania DG02WFZ was seen in Campbeltown Road, Tranmere, after a major fire there, 13 April 2010.

MAN Hazmat Unit DK08GJX was seen in Knowsley, 2 February 2012.

Volvo CPL DK60DVJ was seen in the station yard, 7 April 2019.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Daley and reproduced with permission.]

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