Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue takes delivery of Scania fire appliance

Scania fire appliance, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has taken delivery of the first Scania fire appliance in an order which will see 33 enter service with the brigade over the next three years.

The appliance is the first Scania to be taken with Lincolnshire and is based on the 18-tonne GVW 4x2 chassis with a CP31 CrewCab.

Dave Hopkins, group manager – resources for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “The vehicles will be spread around our retained fire stations throughout Lincolnshire, ensuring that we are able to provide both urban and rural communities with the same high level of service."

The pumping appliance superstructure installed on the Scania chassis is designed and manufactured by Yorkshire-based Angloco. 

Featuring an 1,800 litre water tank and a 100-litre foam tank, each vehicle is equipped with two power take-offs, one driving the multi-pressure centrifugal main pump, rated up to 3,400 litres per minute at low pressure, the other powering an ultra-high pressure cutting extinguishing (UHPCE) system. 

Installed equipment includes two 54 metre high pressure water hose reels, plus a dedicated reel for the UHPCE system. 

Additional equipment includes comprehensive stowage systems making optimum use of the maximised locker space, for a full inventory of four ladders plus a full complement of firefighting and rescue equipment including specialist tools for road traffic collisions.

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