SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE
& DRIVING SCHOOL

The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre is based at Washington Hall, Chorley.  As well as using former mainline appliances, it also has a dedicated fleet of purpose built driver training vehicles.

Many of the appliances based here over the years, actually appear on the pages of the stations where they first served.  However, because of the special regsitration used, and regularly transferred, it has not been possible to identify the first appliance below.  It is believed to be from the STJ 9xxM batch.

An unidentified Ford carrying registration BTC4,
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

A similarly unidentified Bedford TKG carrying registration BTC6
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Former West Riding Dodge UWU330L became IND1 at STC.
was originally stationed here, prior to moving into preservation.

Former Burnley C.B. Dnnis F108 SCW1K.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Former Blackpool ERF UFV400K.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D1014 RTJ420L
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Ford D1616 STJ196L.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Former Blackburn Dennis F108 UCB302L.
[Copyright picture ~ D. Barker-Brown and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Cargo Low Loader CHG679Y was seen at Headquarters, 29 June 1986.
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Training Vehicle YFR142Y was seen at the rear of Blackburn Fire Station.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Training Vehicle A230OBV possibly in the yard at the old Morecambe Fire Station.
[Copyright picture ~ A. Kent and reproduced with permission.]

Ford Training Vehicles YFR142/3 and A230OBV
[Copyright picture ~ K. F. Reid MBE and reproduced with permission.]

Driver Training Vehicle H801YRN
[From the KFR Collection and reproduced with permission.]

Driver Training Vehicle T804KEC was seen, 13 December 2004.
[This vehicle has since been withdrawn and replaced by a new Daf LF.]

Similar vehicle W801BCW was seen outside TVAC, 16 January 2005.
[This vehicle has since been withdrawn and replaced by a new Daf LF.]

Driver Training Vehicle PK51KNZ was seen in the garage at Washington Hall, 19 June 2008.

The first of the Daf LF Driver Training Vehicles PO56VLT with bodywork by Foster Commercials was seen at Headquarters, 7 September 2007.

Sister machine PO56VLS was seen in Westhoughton, 18 August 2014.






THE VEHICLES BELOW SHOW THE S.T.C. FLEET.

There have been a number of changes to the S.T.C. fleet since the last complete update in 2004.  Vehicles that remain allocated since then are quite easily recognisable as they are the ones that did not receive striping.  Because fleet numbers can be changed round, I have now shown the fleet in registratio order.
 
 

E124HCW ~ 7 June 2010.

E125HCW ~ 19 June 2008.

H147WCK ~ 19 June 2008

H148WCK ~ 19 June 2008.

 K160SCK ~ 7 June 2010.

K162SCK ~ 7 June 2010.

 L164DCW ~ 19 June 2008.

L165DCW ~ 19 June 2008.

L166DCW ~ 19 June 2008.

N173GCK ~ 19 June 2008.

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