First Scania vehicle for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue14 October 2019

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) has taken delivery of the first of a 33-strong order for Scania fire appliances.

Based on 316bhp, 18-tonne gvw Scania P 320 4x2 chassis, the appliances have been specified with Scania’s all-steel safety crew cab. The CP31 CrewCab is the largest in the range and accommodates six people along with space for breathing apparatus and other safety equipment.

Bodywork is by Angloco, of Yorkshire and the vehicle has an 1,800-litre water tank and a 100-litre foam tank, along with two PTOs – 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.

“We are delighted with the new Scania P-series,” says Dave Hopkins, LFR’s group manager for resources.

“In particular, the level of safety afforded by the cab, together with its build quality and enhanced driver-space give us exactly what we were looking for.

“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.”

Laura Cork

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