DENNIS F12 Middlesex Fire Brigade
The bygone days of road transport
Introduced in the 1950s, the Dennis F12 Pump was mechanically identical to its predecessor the F7 but with a shorter wheelbase. Although mechanics and technology were always developing the F12 was ever popular with brigades and remained in production at the Guildford factory for a further nine years.
The F12’s working life bridged the change in the Fire Service which saw the amalgamation of the County Fire Services into one National Fire Service and by 1965 most of the Middlesex Fire Service had been absorbed by the Greater London Section of the brigade.