For the first time in a decade, London Fire Brigade have introduced a brand-new fire engine model. Leytonstone fire station were the first to receive their vehicles before the roll out to other stations across the capital. The new fire appliances will be used for more than just front-line duties: they’ll be used for home safety visits and community events, as well as being used for specialist training. Babcock International PLC who are responsible under a twenty-one-year contract with London Fire for the fleet’s maintenance and repair work have contracted Emergency One (UK) a leading manufacturer of fire appliances, to build the new engines.
After a long association with the London Fire Brigade, stretching back over twenty years, Woodway’s equipment continues to be specified on their appliances. The latest vehicles will be equipped with a full package of Woodway lighting and siren systems, including the Freedom light bar- a favourite with fire services in the UK. In addition, Woodway’s roof mounted Night Owl retractable mast system, designed to quickly illuminate a scene with high intensity LED lighting, has been fitted together with M4 Light heads which have been positioned around the vehicle at eye-level on the side of the engines, meaning other road users can be better alerted when fire vehicles are turning into the road.