The following is a list of fire appliances which were seen in London's Burning from the regular pumps to the more specialist vehicles.
Pumps/Pump Ladders/Hydraulic Platforms/Boats and more...
|1979/1980 Shelvoke & Drewry WX/CFE||
Seen in the Movie and Series 1-2, 4 & 6
Blackwall's Pump and Pump Ladder in the movie & Series 1-2 was a Shelvoke & Drewy Pump Escape & a Shelvoke & Drewry Pump Ladder (at the time of filming the escape ladder had been decommissioned) The London Fire Brigade often lent LWT Shelvoke & Drewry pumps for larger shouts. The last time the Shelvoke & Drewry pumps were seen was a debriefing in series 6.
|1977 Dennis F131 Pump Escape||
Seen in the Christmas Special Ding Dong Merrily
This was a rundown stand-in Pump at Blackwall whilst their Shelvoke's gearbox was being repaired. It was involved in a crash in which rolled it over
|1981 Dodge 100 CFE Pump||
Seen in Series 1 - 7
LWT had this pump on loan from Series 1 - 6. It was used at larger shouts and additional pumping power. At shouts this pump was portrayed as being from different stations. This was the temporary pump that Bayleaf crashed in Series 6 while their Dennis was being decorated with LFB striping.
Seen in Series 3
Lewisham's Pump seen at a train derailment. This pump was on loan from Merseyside Fire Brigade.
|1980 Dennis RS133||
Seen in Series 4
Kent Fire Brigade Pump seen in series 4 when Blackwall's Pump was on standby.
|Volvo FL6/HCB Angus||
Seen in Series 5
|1983 Dennis RS 133 (Top: Series 3-5
Middle: Series 7-11
Bottom: Series 6-9)
Seen in Series 3 to Series 11
LWT bought four of these appliances in total. Two of them were purchased from the South Yorkshire Fire Brigade for Series 3. They were refitted to look like London Fire Brigade appliances and used as Blackwall's Pump and Pump ladder until the start of series 10
In Series 6 LWT decorated the pumps with the traditional striping which most LFB appliances had started to adopt. To fit it into the series they replaced one with a temporary Dodge appliance which was crashed before it was returned. In Series 7 LWT replaced the two tones with electronic sirens which were being adopted into the LFB at the time.
Also in Series 7 LWT bought another identical pump from the South Yorkshire Fire Brigade to blow up in an episode. This was not actually Blackwall's main pump, the registration plate was just taken off the main pump and put onto this dummy appliance. In the end both appliances were replaced with a slightly different lower grille, and strobe lights. In Series 8 the previous Dennis appliance was used as Charltons appliance & in series 10 both Dennis appliances which were replaced have been located to Shadbrook & Upham stations
||||1984 Dennis SS 131||
Seen in Series 1-2, 7-9
In Series 1-2 they featured short clips of Dockhead's actual appliances turning out of the station. It is unknown why they did this. From Series 7-9, 2 of these appliances were used as Borough Street & Charltons main Pumps. One of these pumps was modified to feature the LFB Striping & the word FIRE where the Dennis logo was
|1990/1996 Volvo FL6 Saxon Sanbec||
Seen in Series 10 to Series 13
For series 10, it was decided to give London's Burning a more modern look, and thus the old London lookalike pumps were replaced by an ex Hampshire appliance (H373BTP/P859YEP) that was partially rebodied and made alongside the 1996 batch of actual LFB Volvos in which 1 was also bought by LWT (P771NLF). The Volvo/Saxon combination could be seen at most London fire stations. The pump was later seen with Shadbrook in series 13.
|1990/1996 Re-bodied Volvo FL6 Saxon Sanbec||
Seen in Series 13 and Series 14
The one Volvo seen from Series 10-12 (H373BTP/P859YEP) was re-bodied again by Saxon for series 13 to make it look like an FL220. In series 14 they cosmetically upgraded it again which includes a silver trim around the grille, an alpha siren and a new number plate LL51ZNU. Saxon also rebuilt the second Volvo (P771NLF/LF51WXX) to appear as Blackwall's pump in series 14; the noticable difference between the two is the Volvo logo where the blue light should be on the pump.
|Dennis F108 Emergency Tender (E.T.)||
Seen in Series 1-2
On loan from the LFB this tender was seen at a chemical incident and a ladder fall.
|1984 Range Rover Forward Command Unit||
Seen in Series 3
This was the LFB's forward command unit. In series 3 it was used as the Brigade's high line rescue unit.
Volvo FL6.14 Carmichael Fire Rescue Unit (F.R.U)
Seen in Series 4 and Series 5
Lewisham's Fire Rescue Unit seen at an underground accident, a fairground accident and at a shout to find a missing child. A similar appliance was seen as Charlton's FRU in the last two episodes of series 4.
|Volvo FL10 8x4/Angloco33-2TI Bronto Skylift Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP)||
Seen in Series 4 and 5 Bromley's ALP was seen at a plane crash, hotel fire, fairground accident, and at a shout to find a missing chid.
|AEC/Merryweather Turntable Ladder (TL)||
Seen in Series 2, 4 & 5
This TL was used at Vaseline’s funeral & later in series 4 episodes 9 and 10. It was also seen in series 5 at a 'jumper' incident.
|1977 Ford/Willowbrook/Anglo Control Unit (CU)||
Seen in Series 4, 7 and Series 9
A vehicle where senior officers at the scene can control and observe an incident. It appeared at major shouts, like the 20 pump warehouse fire in series 4, and the gas bottle depot explosion in series 7.
|Volvo FL6 Saxon Sanbec||Mobile Command Unit||
Seen in Series 7 to Series 14
A vehicle where senior officers at the scene can control and observe an incident. It appeared at major shouts, like the fireworks factory fire in series 12.
|Fire Investigation Unit Van||
Seen in Series 6 to Series 8
|Fireboat ("London Phoenix")||
Seen in Series 2 and Series 7
|BK117 (G-HMBB) Fire Helicopter||
Seen in Series 8
Trialled by Blackwall during series 8. The helicopter seen was actually used by the Mid and West Wales, West Sussex and Strathclyde Fire Brigades.
Seen in Series 3, 8 to Series 11
|1991 Volvo FL10 Saxon ST300S ALP||
Seen in Series 13
Similar to a HP, the ALP is equipped with a long hydraulic ladder attached to a platform for incidents out of the reach of regular ladders. This ALP was stationed at Blackwall during after the station was downgraded to one pump. The ALP was on loan from the West Midlands Fire Service (based at Ladywood Fire Station reg J43SOF).
Seen In Series 1 to Series 4
Seen In Series 4
The DO's Brigade car used by the DO to travel to shouts.
|Mercedes Benz A-Class||
Seen In Series 13
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