41 Firefighting Motorcycles From Around The World (+ Videos)
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Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
Firefighters, as we all know, are heroes. They put their lives in danger to protect us and our possessions, often with disastrous consequences for the firefighters. But getting to a fire in crowded cities is not easy, even if fire trucks have priority. When there's a traffic jam, even they are stuck.
So one way of getting there fast is by motorcycle. Many countries have adopted motorcycles for their first responders. Often these motorcycles are equipped to start putting out a fire until the fire tenders arrive, not an easy task for these brave firefighters. They need to circumnavigate crowded cities on heavy motorcycles, facing first the danger of riding a heavy motorcycle in a city, then putting out a fire. Respect.
Here are 41 photos of different kind of firefighting motorcycles from around the world. If you're interested in all the equipment that firefighters use, head on over to this site, where there are 10000's of photos of all sorts of equipment. An interesting read.
Below all the photos, you'll find two videos, one of a BMW equipped firefighter extinguishing a fire, the 2nd the training Malaysian firefighters receive (just look at the number of bikes they have).
BMW seem to have the largest part of the firefighting market:
But it's not all BMW. Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and several purpose made motorcycles are used. Here they are;
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