Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service has received the last of a programmed delivery of 10 new DAF LF 250 FA fire engines.
The 16-tonne GVW 4x2 rigids are equipped with co-polymer bodies by Emergency One with four-man crew-cab conversions by Ziegler.
The vehicles replace a Euro 4 DAF fleet which has seen 12 years of front-line service.
The trucks are specified with Allison 3000 fully-automatic gearboxes and Parker Chelsea PTOs. DAF Engineers fitted the exhaust units a further 650mm rearward on the chassis while relocating the AdBlue tank to the nearside to accommodate the crew-cab.
“The DAF product is second-to-none,” said John Hargreaves, head of fleet and engineering services.
"We’ve been using them since 1985 and see no reason to change now.
"Our last fleet of LFs were tough, unfailing and very quick off the mark under blue lights, and it performed flawlessly for 12 years.
"I’m looking forward to the same performance and longevity from the Euro 6 vehicles.”