Chapelcross fire engines donated to international charity

One of the donated fire engines Credit: Magnox Ltd

Two fire engines from the Chapelcross nuclear site have been donated to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA).

The IFRA is Scotland’s largest international fire service charity and was set up in 2002 to assist fire and emergency services worldwide.

It helps firefighters and emergency services in countries affected by war, civil unrest and those unable to provide a fire service of their own by providing vehicles, equipment, advice and training.

The two fire engines, that were no longer needed at Chapelcross near Annan, along with 28 breathing apparatus sets and 34 spare cylinders, will be used initially to provide training in March to firefighters from four countries who are attending IFRA’s training and resource centre in Fife before being exported to Bosnia and Mexico.