W1 BIRKENHEAD
[aka EXMOUTH STREET]

The Exmouth Street Fire Station was demolsihed during 2012. The current Fire Station has been constructed on the same site.

The Victorian Hose Reel cart.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

The Merryweather Steamer built in February 1890.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Horse Drawn appliance circa 1903.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis Pump CM532 dating back to 1920.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

The first Turntable Ladder for Birkenhead was CM8351 a Leyland Metz dating back to 1927.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Leyland Tiger Cub BG1404 which was sadly destroyed in the blitz in 1940.
[Reproduced from the A. Collier collection]

This picture shows the remains of BG1404 after it was destroyed in 1940.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Although somewhat hidden, it was still felt worthwhile to include Leyland FK4 Pump BG4010 seen in the 1950s.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Again for the sake of completeness Leyland FK4 BG4010 is seen with the large FK6 BG7075
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

AEC Regent BBG44 was seen when new in 1952.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

BBG44 had undergone dramatic front end alterations when this picture was taken, 11 April 1966.
[Copyright picture ~ R.F.Bonner and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford Emergency Tender CCM266 was seen during the construction of the second Mersey Tunnel.
[Copyright picture ~ Pete Ashley and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford CCM289 was seen whilst in service in August 1966.
[Copyright picture ~ R.F.Bonner and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford SLZ CCM289 saw further use with Kodak Fire Brigade, Kirkby, before being preserved.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford CCM289 was in preservation with Russ Rigby as seen 5 August 1983.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F2 CCM368 was seen here when new.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F2 CCM368 was photographed having just left the old fire station.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Bedford Water Tender DCM151 was seen at a brigade inspection in 1955.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

This rear view shot of DCM151 was taken at a warehouse fire in Wallasey.,
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Birkenhead's third Bedford SL was FBG247
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

AEC Turntable Ladder JCM61 was seen after it entered preservation.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

This line up of Birkenhead appliances dates back to 1960.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Commer Foam Tender PCM662 was seen soon after delivery.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Another shot of Commer Foam Tedner PCM662 seen in 1975.
[Copyright picture ~ P. Williams and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F8 TLG887 was a second-hand purchase from Cheshire County Fire Brigade.
[Copyright picture ~P. Williams and reproduced with permission.]

Land Rover BBG458C was seen just having left the station, 3 April 1969.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis UK and reproduced with permisison.]

Still with the County Borough Coat of Arms on the door,
L4P BBG458C was operating from E4 not E1 as shown in the window.
Its location is unknown as it was photographed in the long, hot summer of 1976
when incidents were too numerous to record.

Dennis F106 KBG639E was in New Brighton during the large fire at the Tower, 5 April 1969.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis KBG415G was also hard at work at the New Brighton Tower Incident, 5 April 1969.
In the background is Dennis F24 1783KC from Belle Vale, Liverpool.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F108 KBG415G was seen leaving the station, 3 April 1969.
[Copyright picture ~ Satis UK and reproduced with permisison.]

Dennis F108 KBG415G has just turned out to an incident when this picture was taken.
[Copyright picture ~ N. Glover and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F108 KBG415G was seen outside the council workshops.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F108 LBG615G is seen in front of a Commer from the Liverpool Salvage Corps.
[Copyright picture ~ Pete Ashley and reproduced with permission.]

Another Dennis F108 MBG405H was seen during the construction of the second Mersey Tunnel.
[Copyright picture ~ Pete Ashley and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D series EYE914J converted to a Foam Tender by Merseyside Fire Brigade.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis F108 OCM801J was picture at the large fire at St. John's Precinct, Liverpool in 1980.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Emergency tender TCM167L was the last appliance delivered to the Birkenhead Brigade.
[Picture courtesy MF&RS and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis R133 PKC475S was sold to Cheshire Fire Service in whose livery it was photographed.
[Copyright picture ~ Chris Tunstall and reproduced with permission]

Dennis RS TFY825V was seen on the station forecourt.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Dodge Canteen Van TTJ317V was seen in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis Hydraulic Platform ACM413X was seen in the station yard.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

This picture shows ACM413X when it was allocated to the Training Centre where it was photographed 27 September 1993.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

After service on Merseyside, ACM413X moved to Ireland where it was re-registered 82-LS-320. It was seen at Portlaiose in 2003.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Middleton and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis RS133 Emergeny Tender/Control Unit DWM605Y was seen at the station.
[Copyright picture ~ Chris Tunstall and reproduced with permission]

Ford Cargo 1617 Foam Tender DWM607Y was also seen at the front of the station.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis RS133 DWM613Y had migrated to the Training Centre when photographed.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis SS135 G394EKA was seen at an incident in the town.
[Copyright picture ~ Chris Tunstall and reproduced with permission]

Dennis SS H936JKD was in use at Southport when photographed 10 February 2003.

Dennis Sabre T656CCK was seen with its original Emergency One body, 21 July 2002.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Most of the early Scanias have been reallocated, with Y241XRN being one such example. It was seen here 21 July 2002.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Scania DK54HZA was seen at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire during a 20 pump incident, 19 June 2011.
It was subsequently allocated to Upton Fire Station.

Scania DK55HNA was seen at the Royal Seaforth Dock, 1 March 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Showing the rear of Scania DK55HNA which had been on the run just two days,
when seen at a 7 pump incident in Newton-le-Willows, 1 February 2006.

Prime Mover L38SFY was seen arriving at Royal Seaforth Dock with the BASU Pod, 1 March 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Similar vehicle L39SFY was seen at the same location, 1 March 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

This picture of the ICU was taken at an incident in Tranmere, 13 April 2010.

The Operational Support Unit was also seen in Newton-le-Willows, 1 February 2006.

Volvo FL10 CPL K475OKB was seen arriving for an exercise at Seaforth, 1 March 2009.
[Copyright picture ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Two shots of Prime Mover L38SFY with the Breathing Apparatus Support Unit Pod, 21 July 2002.
[Copyright pictures ~ K. Howarth and reproduced with permission.]

Dennis Prime Mover L39SFY was also carrying the BASU when photogrpahed at the rear of the station.
[Copyright picture ~ D. York and reproduced with permission.]

Still 'in situ' the ICU was seen at an incident in Huyton, 4 October 2007.
[Copyright picture ~ P. McLean and reproduced with permission.]

The Light Portable Pump Unit was seen inside the station, 10 September 2007.
[Copyright picture ~ P. McLean and reproduced with permission.]

This was the full line up of appliances at Birkenhead, 2 April 2008.
L to R DK54HZA, DK55HNA, K475OKB, L38SFY, L39SFY
[Copyright picture ~ P. McLean and reproduced with permission.]

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