http://www.7days.ae/article/news/national/bikes-replace-firetrucks-32332 Bikes to replace firetrucks Dubai Civil Defence introduces the Firexpress bike, perfect for tackling fires in heavy traffic and hard-to-reach areas Fighting fires in hard-to-reach and traffic heavy areas of Dubai will now be an easier task thanks to Dubai Civil Defence's novel initiative of replacing cumbersome fire trucks with motorcycles as first response vehicles. The DCD introduced the 'Firexpress Motorcycle', developed in Denmark, at the recent Intersec security exhibition in the emirate. Firefighting equipment of two 25-litre tanks filled with foam and water solution and a 30-metre hose will be built onto a modified BMW 1,170cc R1200RT motorcycle. The bike is to be tested before being rolled out for use by the DCD, but is expected to be operational soon. According to the developers, the system has been succesfully implemented in China, Singapore and Malaysia with a similar initiative in place in Saudi Arabia. The move comes in conjunction with ongoing fire safety training being carried out by DCD in schools, homes and offices. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Whatever you think about the efficacy of a motorcycle being a first responder fire fighting vehicle, this is a prime example of motorcycles being recognised for their traffic congestion beating advantages. I like the idea. .