Millions spent on new fire engines

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 September 2012

New Avon Fire Service Engines.

New Avon Fire Service Engines.

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MILLIONS of pounds have been invested in new life-saving equipment for the region.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled six new engines worth a total of £2.4million.

Two turntable ladders and four combined rescue pumps have been put through their paces during training.

The combined rescue pumps, which cost nearly £340,000 each, can perform the duties of a traditional pump and a rescue tender, which carries specialist equipment for use in incidents like traffic collisions.

Chief fire officer Kevin Pearson said: “The combination of two vehicles into one represents a considerable saving.”


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