Firefighters in Merseyside to trial new 'fire bike'

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Firefighters in Merseyside are trialling a new type of response vehicle – a BMW motorbike equipped with two 25-litre tanks of water and a 30-metre hosereel.

Like the motorbikes used by paramedics, the BMW would be used to allow the fire brigade to make a quicker attendance at small fires, and save full-sized appliances for tackling larger incidents.

Too watch a BBC video of the 'fire bike' in action, click here.