Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard
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The Landrover has been refurbished by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard for use as a Fire Support/Rescue vehicle.
The District's Overseas Project Team (OPT) undertakes its 51st project – the delivery of 3 x fire appliances and much needed medical equipment to The Balkans. The team left Cornwall on Sunday 18 September 2011 for the Republic of Kosova.
The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard are sponsoring the LandRover and providing the drivers to take it to Kosova and to its ultimate destination in Albania.
Fig. 1: LandRover in its original condition. On 11 April, the Landrover 110 Defender was collected from Caduscott near Liskeard, so it can be refurbished as a fire and rescue support vehicle and prepared by members of the Club for its journey to Eastern Europe in September
Fig. 2: The vehicle was displayed at the Helston Motor Show on 19 June
Fig. 3: LandRover and The Cleaning Team at Helston Fire Station. By June 2011, the Landrover has now been serviced, a spare wheel and a blue light facitilies have been mounted.
The OPT van and trailer together with the Land Rover rescue/fire vehicle, water carrier and Dodge G13 Fire Engine will be driven to the Albanian community of Bulqise (20,000 population).
Fig. 4: LandRover Awaiting Logos.
The local fire service in Albania have very poor equipment which will be enhanced by the Land Rover. They are also responsible for mine rescue in the area and this vehicle will be their first to help in such circumstances.
Fig. 5: Landrover fitted with Ball Hitch for Towing Trailer
Fig. 6: Fundraising at Sainsbury's Helston
Fig. 7: Fundraising at Sainsbury's; Landrover with Logos.
(Tony Griffiths, Bernard Hinton, Tony Smart, Ivor Mann)
Fig. 8: James Kingston and Ray Harris at Sainsbury's
Fig. 9: Bob Royds at Sainsbury's
Fig. 10: Land Rover ready to go
Fig. 11: Land Rover with Light Portable Pump (LPP) installed
Fig. 12: Light Portable Pump (LPP)
Fig. 13: Hjalmar Wara at Sainsbury's
Fig. 14: Rodd Smith and Ray Harris at Sainsbury's
Fig. 15: Land Rover ready to go
Fig. 16: Land Rover ready to go
Fig 17: Land Rover Driving off
29 August 2011: The LandRover has been serviced, cleaned up and modified for use as a fire support and mine rescue vehicle. Spotlamp and blue lights wired in and working, spare tyre provided, paintwork treated, ball hitch installed, logos fitted, light portable pump, hard suction hoses and sirens fitted, etc. The Club would like to acknowledge and thank Helston Fire Station, Lizard Trailers, John Carey, Respeath Garage (Crowlas), ATS (Helston), Bowdens (Home Hardware), Sainsbury's, Devon and Cornwall Police, Morwenna Spicer and Chris Ellis for their kind help and support on this project.
Drivers Ray Harris, Paul Knight and David Cromey joined the District convoy leaving Cornwall for Kosova and Albania on 18 September.