|THE FIRE BIKE SUPPLIED BY HONDA|
THE HERALD SUN
It's not surprising the UFU paid fire fighters are giving the CFA volunteers problems.
Honda supplied the MFB with a fire bike for a trial to see if fire bikes worked in our city as they do elsewhere. The bikes carry a trained fire fighter, radio comms in his/her helmet, extinguishers and a first aid kit.
Most call outs in the city are false alarms or small fires in rubbish bins and the like. These problems are easily fixed by a single fire fighter. Fire bikes do not cause CBD traffic chaos at peak times, do not require a large crew to operate and do not cost as much to buy and run as fire trucks. Fire bikes also respond to alarms faster.
The UFU objected to the fire bike trial and the concept was dumped.
Independent Riders Group
|FIRE FIGHTER ADAM SMIBERT|