Fire-Lambrettas To the Rescue!

Scooter to the Rescue

Scooter to the Rescue

Fire Truck on 2 Wheels

From the Morton’s archives located across the pond and was first published in The Motorcycle on April 9, 1953. On the reverse of the photograph, a press release was found with a publication date of April 1st of that year.

The release stated:

“To reduce the costs of the municipal fire brigade, the city council of Düsseldorf decided upon the acquisition of 24 Fire-Lambrettas. These are derivatives of the well-known NSU Lambretta motor-scooter. Instead of a pillion seat, a 60-litre water tank is installed whose capacity can be used in the absence of a direct water supply. A rotary pump, powered by the scooter’s engine, delivers the necessary pressure. The extendable ladder is supported by two poles to provide sufficient stability. The Fire-Lambretta is employed in house fires up to the first floor. Higher and bigger fires remain reserved for the common fire trucks.”

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~ by scooterleathers on January 16, 2009.

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