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Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue get seven new technical rescue vehicles to help with water and animal incidents





A fire service has received more than half a dozen new vehicles which carry vital equipment to aid water and animal incidents.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service now has seven new technical rescue vehicles (TRVs) which replaced the previous units that had “reached the end of their serviceable life”.

The new TRVs were designed using the input of firefighters alongside incident data, they include apparatus used to support buildings to prevent collapse.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has seven new vehicles to aid operations. Picture: iStock
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has seven new vehicles to aid operations. Picture: iStock

Chief fire officer for Lincolnshire, Mark Baxter, said: “These vehicles are more efficient on every level and have been much improved to include lots of new features.

“They weigh in at five and a half tonnes and allow for a wider collection of tools and equipment.

“Three of them carry equipment that can be used to provide a shelter with support and welfare functions at incidents, such as generators and IT equipment.

“They can also carry larger inflatable boats on board for rescue from water and animal rescue – previously, they needed to be towed behind the TRVs.”

The new units will be distributed across the county for optimum response.



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