£2.4m equipment revealed
PUBLISHED: 17:49 17 September 2012
AVON Fire and Rescue Service has unveiled £2.4million worth of new engines.
Two turntable ladders and four combined rescue pumps have been put through their paces during training.
The combined rescue pumps, which cost nearly £340,000 each, can perform the duties of a traditional pump and a rescue tender, which carries specialist equipment for use in incidents like traffic collisions.
They were unveiled on the Beach Lawns in Weston.
Chief fire officer Kevin Pearson said: “The combination of two vehicles into one represents a considerable saving.”