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Three new response vehicles for West Midlands Fire Service

A new Toyota Hilux rapid response vehicle Credit: West Midlands Fire Service

West Midlands Fire Service have unveiled three new rapid response vehicles.

The specially-adapted Toyota Hilux Invicibles are equipped for any type of incident and are part of the second phase of a trial being carried out by West Midlands Fire Service.

The vehicles will take to the streets today and can each carry three firefighters.

Since February, a Land Rover Discovery and a Range Rover have been trialled. In 93% of the cases attended, no extra resources were needed.

The new Toyotas are completed with a powerful water pump, 300 litres of water, a ladder, vehicle cutting equipment and a water rescue kit.