A Birstall company has supplied six fire engines to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The new Volvo FLL pump vehicles, which feature the latest technology and “green” credentials, have been provided by Crossroads Truck and Bus, based at Pheasant Drive.
The fire engines have polycarbonate bodywork that can be recycled for reuse at the end of the vehicles’ lifespan. They also produce lower emissions than the older engines that they are replacing and are more fuel-efficient.
Iain Cass, regional sales manager at Crossroads Truck and Bus, said: “We’re very proud to supply these blue light vehicles to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, which does a fantastic job of safe-guarding the public.
“The emergency services rightly demand the highest quality and this has been a great working partnership between us.”
The fire engines are equipped with a futuristic air suspension system that lowers the vehicles towards ground level at the scene of an incident to allow speedier access to equipment during an emergency. The air suspension also offers improved health and safety features because it makes the vehicle easier to access during servicing.
Peter Coughlan, transport and logistics manager for the fire and rescue service, said: “Everybody is winner with these vehicles. They are very advanced in every respect.”
Crossroads supplied the vehicles with 90% of their features factory-installed, with the remaining fittings being custom installed by Emergency One in Ayrshire.
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