MT Workshop

The Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service (GFRS) MT Workshop staff maintains the fleet of vehicles, one semi-rigid divers boat and the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) ambulance fleet. The section is headed by a Leading mechanic, and two mechanics. In addition to this they are also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Station and its equipment, some of which include the standby generator, appliance bay door mechanisms, Breathing Apparatus and Diving Cylinder air compressor, Holmatro hydraulic cutting and spreading tools and other tools and mechanical equipment.

The fire crews always receive public praise for their commitment and dedication in serving the community, yet behind every turnout is an untold story. Our equipment is often pushed to its limits during training and whilst attending incidents, and this often leads to it failing under the stresses that it endures.
Enter our MT section led by Leading Mechanic, Kenneth Cunningham and Mechanics Alex Gaitley and Nicholas Barbara. In the pictures they can be seen carrying out repairs to the pump on Light Unit 5. The repairs carried out were both extensive and complicated with the team often required to think outside the box to come up with viable solutions.
There are times when our mechanics must come into work at short notice to carry out emergency repairs to our appliances and essential equipment. They are a vital part of the GFRS team and their professionalism on the job is integral to ensuring our operational readiness.

Mechanics Gaitley and Barbara getting stuck in on repair duty.

Mechanics Alex Gaitley and Nicholas Barbara working on pump repairs

Leading Mechanic Kenneth Cunningham carries out repairs on LU5 Pump.

CFB Vehicle Fleet

Pump Ladders

LU1 Mercedes Benz 614D – Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 150 Litre Tank – Lacon 13.5m ladder.
LU2 Mercedes Benz 614D – Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 425 Litre Tank – 10.5m ladder.
LU3 Nissan Cabstar- Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 200 Litre Tank – Lacon 13.5m ladder.
LU5 Mercedes Benz 814D- Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 900 Litre Tank – 10.5m ladder.

Emergency Tender

LU4 Mercedes Benz 614D – Short extension ladder – Holmatro Hydraulic and Pneumatic Tools, Mountain/Cliff rescue equipment, Initial attendance Diving Gear.

Motorised Ladder

1 Ehrsam ML 18-12 mechanical ladder on Mercedes 815D chassis.

Support Vehicles

1 VW Ambulance
2 Staff cars
1 Fire Safety van
1 M/T support 4 x 4
1 Merceds Benz 815D Incident Control Unit
1 Mercedes Van (Personnel and Equipment carrier)
1 Ford Transit Truck
1 Support Trailer.

Boats

1 Semi-rigid Divers Rescue boat.

GHA Ambulance Fleet

Emergency Ambulances

4 Volkswagen Transporter ambulances
2 Volkswagen Crafter ambulances

Transport Ambulances

2 Volkswagen Transporter ambulances
2 Volkswagen Crafter ambulances