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Monday, 13 June 2016

NO FIRE BIKES FOR MELBOURNE

THE FIRE BIKE SUPPLIED BY HONDA

LETTERS 
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. 

Damien Codognotto 
Independent Riders Group 
Melbourne 
FIRE FIGHTER ADAM SMIBERT


2 comments:

  1. Of course they object: how can you fit 7 firefighters(minimum number to attend a fire before anyone's allowed to do anything !) on a Honda (except in Thailand ) ?

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  2. Of course they object: how can you fit 7 firefighters(minimum number to attend a fire before anyone's allowed to do anything !) on a Honda (except in Thailand ) ?

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