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Merseyside firefighters trial 'fire bikes'

Firefighters on Merseyside are piloting a new way of tackling fires - a motorbike fitted with water tanks and a high-pressure jet.

It is being sent to put out small fires.

The idea is to keep full-sized fire engines and crews free to respond to bigger emergencies.

John McCormack from Merseyside Fire and Rescue explains how it works to the BBC's Nick Ravenscroft

  • 23 Jul 2010
  • From the section UK