03/18/11 94 W, 1 I - + 8 - 5 Mobile Publicity Unit

Found this while looking for fire apparatus pictures in the Far East. This is a Mitsubishi Fuso mobile publicity unit of the Hong Kong Fire Services in Kowloon. Betcha the thing is the equivalent of a fire safety house, but on a bigger and way cooler chassis. What do you think? Could you increase internal interest in public education participation, if personnel operated something more apparatus-like? Wonder how much one of these baby's cost? Photograph by Daryl Chapman - Bauhinia photography, via flickr. See the photo or click to view:

Pretty sweet. I bet with some help Pierce or any other company could design and build something cool and very functional. it would certainly help not to have to have a two-piece transport system.
Duda (Email) - 03/18/11 - 08:59

Just wondering…..if this is a unit in Hong Kong, why’s all the writing in English?
Jake T. - 03/18/11 - 19:46

Excellent question, Grasshopper. Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997, and with exception of when the Japanese occupied the country during World War II. English was the sole official language of the country from the arrival of the British in 1842 until 1974. These things I learned from Wikipedia articles. My brain did not contain this knowledge.
Legeros - 03/18/11 - 23:03

That was excellent. Thank you.
Jake T. - 03/19/11 - 00:35

When you see the Hong Kong fire service in action, it is very British – apparatus design, uniforms, turnouts, etc. I visited in 2001 and it was very interesting. In much of the rest of China (except the huge cities), fire protection was provided by the Army.
Skip K - 03/19/11 - 19:17

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