NEW fire engines designed to ensure fire crews can get
to incidents as quickly and safely as possible have been delivered
to Bury Fire Station.
The new Volvo appliances join the vehicle fleet of Greater
Manchester Fire and Rescue Service as part of an investment
programme in last year's budget.
The investment in the additions to the fleet means that a third
of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's front line
appliances are being replaced, with roll-out expected to be
complete by September.
The new Volvo's have a new style crew cab, with a light weight,
non corrosive polypropylene body supplied by Staffordshire's
Strong's Plastic Products and fitted by John Dennis Coach Builders
of Guildford. In addition the fire engines are built on a 15
tonne chassis and have a seven litre engine to Euro 5 emission
standards, a six-speed automatic transmission and a Godiva 30-10
two stage water pump.
Deputy Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority
(GMFRA) Councillor Jack Walton said: "It's tremendously important
that we invest in our fleet to ensure we're able to get to
incidents as quickly and efficiently as possible, helping to save
and protect the lives of local people. These new fire engines make
Greater Manchester's fleet one of the most modern in the UK. The
new vehicles will benefit both the people we serve and our
firefighters, as well as continue to reduce our carbon impact."
Picture below - GMFRA Vice Chairman Councillor John
Bell, Chairman Councillor Paul Shannon, and Deputy Chairman
Councillor Jack Walton with a new fire engine.