Residents in Bedfordshire will soon see new custom-built fire appliances in action in the county as part of a joint initiative with Essex Fire and Rescue Service.
The new fleet is being provided as part of a £2million contract with suppliers Angloco. In all ten new appliances will be supplied to Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The first six of these will be deployed at Kempston, Dunstable and Luton Community Fire Stations, two at each.
The new appliances include new specialist rescue equipment, pumps and hoses that means they can be deployed at a wide variety of incidents, from house fires to complex rescues including road traffic collisions.
The new appliances were built after consultation with the six Eastern Region fire services, each contributing their own improvements and ideas to make firefighting more effective and safer for Bedfordshire’s firefighters.