Thursday, June 10, 2010
Cool Old Tatra Firetruck
I took these photos a few days ago in the nearby village of Nebušice. The local fire station had pulled their vintage Czech-made Tatra firetruck out into the street.
I'm not sure when this truck dates from. Someone out there probably knows better than I do. I'd guess the early '70s.
You can't see it very well, but there's a smallish water nozzle stuck on a swivel in the back that a firefighter would man, sort of like a machine gun.
This is a very cool vehicle, certainly. And they obviously take good care of it.
But I must admit, it doesn't inspire a lot of confidence if this is the only equipment the village has at its disposal with which to fight fires.