First of three new 'Advanced Technology' fire engines goes into service

Mon 12 Jun, 2017

The first of three new ‘Advanced Technology’ fire engines has gone into service today at Aylesbury Fire Station. It is pictured above with members of Green Watch.

The 12-tonne Rosenbauer AT, which can carry 2,000 litres of water, cost around £250,000 fully equipped.

Group Commander Gary Taylor said: "These new appliances represent yet another significant investment in the safety of both the public and our fire crews by Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority.

“The Rosenbauer AT is arguably the most well-known municipal pumping appliance throughout Europe, although new to the UK fire and rescue service arena. 

“The units incorporate a pump capable of delivering 3,500 litres of water a minute and a crew cab designed to ensure a fully equipped firefighter can mount and dismount as swiftly and safely as possible.

"They have the latest in LED lighting technology and advanced ergonomic stowage systems ensuring every cubic centimetre of space is optimised."

The fire engines have a 4 x 4 capability and come fully equipped with the latest e-draulic (battery-powered and not needing a generator) rescue equipment.

The new fire engines are built on Euro 6 fully automatic MAN chassis. Aylesbury’s officially went "on the run" this this afternoon following the completion of training by the firefighters who will crew it.

The other two Rosenbauer ATs are going to High Wycombe and Buckingham and are due to join the fleet in July and August.