Classic Fire Engines
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Carefully restored fire engines to take your loved one on their final journey
Our Volvo TL
Our Volvo pump engine
Our friendly and experienced crew ensure your day goes smoothly
Our Land Rover Defender 110 Fire Tender is available to take your loved one on their final journey.
All of our fire engines are in original working condition
Our Dennis F108 taking part in the Lord Mayor's Show 2011
Our Camiva turntable ladder attending a recent funeral

Camiva Turntable Ladder

We have owned this 1985 Dennis F127 Camiva EPA30 Turntable Ladder for a number of years. This appliance is specially adapted for funerals, with a purpose built rotating platform for the casket to be strapped on to.

Following retirement it has appeared in various TV series and commercials including: ‘Casualty’, ‘King of the Fridges’, ‘Knorr Commercial’ and the long running series ‘London’s Burning’. In the latter, it was used for Recall’s funeral:

This appliance was built by Dennis specialist vehicles (Guildford Surrey) as a demonstrator and toured the country for about 18 months visiting brigades which showed an interest. This was the 1st of only 6 built for the UK and served with the Merseyside Fire Service until 1998.

The vehicle is powered by a Perkins V8 turbo 540 engine and has an automatic gearbox. The power to the 100ft (30m) ladder is provided via a power take-off, which also provides power for the 5kW generator. The ladder was built in France and can be elevated to 74º and extended to 30m in 20 seconds; it can also rotate a full 360º. The onboard computer controls all safety limits and monitors manoeuvres.