Deprecated: Function session_register() is deprecated in /home/sites/fire.org.uk/public_html/init.php on line 88 Smaller fire engine for Plymouth's narrower streets
 Current Threat Level in the UK SEVERE  Issued by homeoffice.gov.uk

Forum Links

News Archive

Smaller fire engine for Plymouth's narrower streets

  • 12-12-2012

A new type of smaller fire engine has been deployed in Plymouth to allow better access to narrower or more crowded streets, the fire service said.

The light rescue pump can do the same job as its counterparts, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said.

A spokesman said it is half the weight of traditional engines which often weigh more than 12 tonnes.

The appliance will be based at Greenbank station and carry a crew of five firefighters.

Fire officers said it was also useful in areas where many cars were parked.

Group manager Rick Selley, of the fire service, said: "There are some very narrow streets in the Barbican and Greenbank areas; and with more traffic and on-street parking, it can be difficult for our fire engines to get around.

"The new vehicle could save precious time, which could mean the difference between life and death."

Read More...........
Reproduced under licence from BBC News © 2012 BBC


Email to Friend

Fill in the form below to send this news item to a friend:

Email to Friend
* Your Name:
* Your Email:
* Friend's Name:
* Friend's Email:
* Security Image:
Security Image Generate new
Copy the numbers and letters from the security image
* Message:

Forum Login

Please login or register to our forum.

IFPA Spopnsor
RIFA advert
/home/sites/fire.org.uk/public_html/