New £8m fleet of fire engines rolled out this year

A new fleet of fire engines will be rolled out across Lincolnshire as part of an £8 million investment.

Starting in September 2019, 33 new appliances will be sent out to the county’s fire stations over the next three years.

Crews have been training in Waddington and on some roads to get to grips with the high-specification equipment on board.

All of the new fire engines are capable of carrying 1,800 litres of water, which is 200 more litres than the older models.

Around half of them will also carry an ultra-high pressure water pump which can create and blast water through a small hole in the wall.

Chief fire officer for Lincolnshire, Les Britzman, said: “As well as being able to carry more water, and a hundred litres of foam, the new appliances will carry better rescue equipment for road accidents.

“They also have the latest generation of lighting and ladders and a whole host of features that will make our response in emergencies even better.”

Councillor Nick Worth, the portfolio holder for emergency services at the county council, said: “The new appliances and equipment is a significant investment by the council, and will give the best level of emergency response right across the county.

“The new equipment will also make our firefighters some of the best protected in the country.”