Over the years, Matchbox has featured many different actual fire departments, ambulance services, and police departments on their models.  

Note: Only models made and issued by Matchbox with the markings of real-world agencies will be covered in the context of this article.  

United Kingdom Edit

Agency  Model  Year  Image
Kent Fire Brigade (now Kent Fire and Rescue Services)  Land Rover Fire Truck 1966-1970 Land Rover Fire Truck (No. 11)
Kent Fire Brigade  Merryweather Fire Engine (K-15)
Kent Fire Brigade  Shand Mason Fire Engine 
Kent Ambulance Service  Mercedes Ambulance 
London Fire Brigade  Shand Mason Fire Engine
London Fire Brigade Merryweather Fire Engine (No. 35) 
London Fire Brigade  Ford Transit 
London Fire Brigade  Dennis Sabre
London Metropolitan Police  "Ford" Ambulance 
London Metropolitan Police  Land Rover Ninety 

Italy Edit

Agency  Model  Year  Image 
Polizia di Strato (State Police)  Lamborghini LP-560-4 Polizia 2013 

United States Edit

California Edit

Agency  Model  Year Image Notes
Bernalillo County Fire Department Pierce Quantum
San Luis Obispo (City) Fire Department  Ford E-350 Ambulance  2010
San Luis Obipo (City) Fire Department  Mega Ton Fire Truck
Los Angeles County Fire Department  Fire Engine (Oshkosh) Was never produced. Only existed as prototype
Los Angeles County Fire Department Real Talkin' Rescue Truck Was intended to be a Star Car for Emergency!, but it never made production.  
San Diego Fire Rescue Pierce Dash
San Diego Fire Rescue Pierce Quantum
El Segundo Fire Department Pierce Dash  2008


Agency Model  Year Image  Notes
Denver Fire Rescue Fire Pumper 1966-1970
Gunnison County Hazardous Materials Team Hazard Squad 2010
Denver International Airport Airport Fire Truck


Agency  Model  Year  Image Notes
Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department Pierce Dash 2011 Actual Engine Company 715 is a 2001 Pierce

Texas Edit

Agency  Model  Year Image Notes
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Fire-EMS Hazard Squad 2011, but showed up in playsets as late as 2013. The real Hazmat Rescue 1 is a huge three axled Pierce
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Fire-EMS Pierce Dash