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  kong dap phleung (fire brigade)

 

Thailand

Fire engines in Bangkok frequently face problems reaching the scene, due to narrow streets or traffic congestion. Note the license plate which is the same as that of a police vehicle, due to the fact that the fire brigade until recently was a division of the local police.

 

The Bangkok metropolitan fire brigade, which is part of the Fire and Rescue Department (fig.), therefore makes use of a fleet of smaller pick-up trucks...

 

  kong dap phleung (fire brigade)

 

  kong dap phleung (fire brigade)

 

... as well as of boats that can operate on and from the many canals, which also provide an abundant source of water.

See also POSTAGE STAMP.