Jupiter is the main fire engine of the Pontypandy Fire Station. It is driven to emergencies mostly by Fireman Sam, though the other firefighters have driven it as well.
The pride of the Pontypandy Fire Service, Jupiter is always on hand to attend all manner of disasters. Expertly driven by Sam and the crew, Jupiter is a welcome sight to anyone in trouble. Always clean and shiny, Jupiter's bright red paintwork and flashing blue lights are a clear sight that help is on the way.
Episodes Elvis drove Jupiter Edit
- Sam's Day Off
- What Goes Up
- Steele Under Par
- High Jinx
- Blow Me Down
- Poorly Penny
- Pontypandy Pioneers
- The Great Fire of Pontypandy
- Lighthouse Lock Out
- To Outfox a Fox
- The Return of Norman-Man
- Heroes of the Storm
- The Break Up
- Alien Alert
- Set For Action!
Episodes Penny drove Jupiter Edit
- Deep Trouble for Sam
- Ice Cold in Pontypandy (Reversing only)
- The Return of Norman-Man
- Cadet Catastrophe
- Set For Action! (Poster only)
Episodes Ellie drove Jupiter Edit
- Fiery Football
- Big Top Norman
- Set For Action!
Episodes Station Officer Steele drove Jupiter Edit
- Castles and Kings
- Shape Up and Shine
Episodes Chief Fire Officer Boyce drove Jupiter Edit
- Boyce will be Boyce
Episodes Flex Dexter drove Jupiter Edit
- Set For Action!
Series 1-4 Edit
- Jupiter was based on a Bedford TK water tender and could ‘just’ seat up to five people
- Between series 1-3 Jupiters siren was a Whelen Alpha style siren, although no emergency services used this siren until the mid 90s
- In Series 4, the siren tone was lowered.
- Jupiter also had two-tone horns which were only used in Flat Tyre, they are seen either side of the siren
- The lockers contained various random equipment:
- a hose-reel in the rear locker (occasionally other equipment such as a gas detector).
- a CO2 extinguisher, leggings & boots, a shovel, roll of hose and stirrup pump in the middle locker
- in the front locker, they contained an axe, bucket and tarpaulin sheet on the one side and a rope, traffic cones, hard suction hose and a tire repair kit on the opposite
- the pump bay contained a hose-reel switch, pressure lever, two low pressure outlets, two rolls of lay-flat hose and a valveless branch pipe. To the right of the pump bay is the “candy cane” style water level
- there were 2 ladders; a roof ladder (used in Home From Rome) and a standard 9M ladder
- the left side lockers were only used in Snow Business and Flat Tyre.
- Jupiter's call sign was "Jupiter 999".
Series 5 Edit
- Jupiter is now an aerial rescue pump and is loosely based on a Volvo FL6 (retaining the front end of the Bedford TK) and can seat three people.
- The lockers in Jupiter now contain various items and differ in most episodes:
- on the right, the hoses, the main pump bay and the extinguishers.
- on the left, the hoses, the jaws of life, another pump bay, and a bucket of sand.
- at the rear is the elevating ladder controls and a short extension ladder.
- Jupiter now has a hydraulic platform fitted but still retains a short extension ladder
- The siren was replaced with old the two tone horns.
- Jupiter has two blue rotating beacons, and two flashing lights above the grille
Series 6-Present Edit
- Jupiter's front end is taken from the Volvo FL6 which got modified with new headlamps, a yellow strip and two strobe lights on either side.
- Apart from Sam; Elvis, Penny, Chief Fire Officer Boyce, Ellie and Station Officer Steele have also driven Jupiter to emergencies on many occasions. Steele has also driven it in some of the storybooks from 1990's.
- Jupiter used to have a number plate registration J 999, until it was removed from 2003 onwards along with the other vehicles in the series for unknown reasons.
- Between Series 1-4, Jupiter had four wheels. Since Season 5, it has had six wheels.
- In Series 5 and Paper Plane Down, the striping at the rear was in an upside down V style. Since afterwards, it's been reversed to a V shape
- In Series 10 Jupiter has four noticeable upgrades: the new fire service logos painted on, a new strobe light pattern, the same touch screen system as the Map-screen 700 fixed into the cab and a new interior.
- Since Series 10, Station Officer Steele gets to drive Jupiter.
- In Series 10, the logos on the cab are phosphorescent (can glow in darkness).
- Arnold and Jerry Lee are the only ones so far who have yet to drive Jupiter.
- In Series 11, The blue lights at the rear were fixed
- In Series 11, The lockers have more detail.
- Jupiter's elevating ladder has a water cannon for putting out fires from above, it was only used in A Real Live Wire, Pizza Palaver & Magic Norman
- Jupiter's short extension ladder is only used in Firefighter of Tomorrow & Model Plane
- Jupiter is parked in the second bay of the New Fire Station.
- As Jupiter 2000, there are some of the following that is modified:
- A yellow flame decal is surrounded on the front end.
- A new siren light bar (with the new traditional wail/yelp siren from the Tonka Toughest Minis fire truck) is covered in two lights.
- Six strobe lights are added on the front end.
- A lattice frame is attached on the windshield.
- Mudguards are mounted over the wheels
- Crown plated exhaust pipes are placed under the lockers.
- A black snowplow with orange wasp stripes is added under the bumper.
- Jet engines are covered on the sides
- The platform has two water cannons.
- Jupiter has a 200hp l6 turbo diesel engine with a top speed of 75mph & weighs 15 tonnes
- OMC Electronics made a Fireman Sam Kiddie ride in 1993 which is based off the Jupiter from the Original Series with Sam, Elvis and Station Officer Steele inside and 3 Buttons. It plays the Fireman Sam theme tune and the emergency theme.
- In 1998, Mitchells Children Rides (formerly R.G. Mitchell) re-made the Fireman Sam kiddie ride with a new Dashboard, and Penny took Station Officer Steele's Place.
- In some episodes, such as Danger Falling Sheep and The New Hero Next Door, the water cannon on Jupiter’s platform is missing.
- In some shots in Series 6-7, some paint apps and Jupiter's logos are missing and some locker doors are wide open.