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History of the Fire Brigade in Malta

Malta Police Fire Brigade Fleet
                                                                                
                    
The Malta Police Fire Brigade as it was in the early 1970s. The Brigade had only a Dennis Fire Engine, and 3 Ford Water Bowsers at its disposal. We have another historical photo of an early fire engine, in fact a water bowser which was used by the M.P.F.B. This vehicle was featured on the cover of the police magazine "Il-Pulizija" (September-October 1986).
The Fire Brigade in action 
 
The Fire Brigade in action. Fire devastated a warehouse store at Ħamrun.
The Bedford Fire Engine
 
This is  the Bedford Fire Engine which was the most modern appliance available to the Fire Brigade in those days and which was extensively used in almost all fire and rescue operations.
Line Up at the Floriana Police Fire Brigade
 
Line Up at the Floriana Police Fire Brigade, consisting of: Dennis Fire Engine, 2 Ford Water Bowsers, 1 Bedford Emergency Tender (a former Ambulance), and a Mini Clubman Countryman.
The Dennis F12
 
​The Dennis F12 - fire engine going out on an Emergency call.
​A Policeman stopping traffic to allow the Dennis F12
 
​A Policeman stopping traffic to allow the Dennis F12 - fire engine to exit from the MT Police Garage.
The Dennis Fire Engine
 
The Dennis Fire Engine arriving at the scene of a grass fire.
Mtarfa Military Fire Station
 
​Mtarfa Military Fire Station. The Handing over ceremony of a Bedford Fire Engine from the British Forces in Malta to the Malta Police Fire Brigade. On the 10th May 1978, prior to the British Services withdrawal from Malta, Police Commissioner John Cachia received the keys of this Appliance.
Officers taking part in a display at Mtarfa Military Fire Station 
 
M.P.F.B officers taking part in a display at Mtarfa Military Fire Station to show the abilities of the new Bedford Fire Engine. The Bedford HCB Angus - Fire Engine was later withdrawn from service.