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Fire service hits fresh heights with new ladder truck

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Firefighters have taken delivery of a new ladder truck, it was announced today.

High flier: The BF&RS new ladder truck is put through its paces (Photograph supplied)

The newest addition to the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service will allow firefighters to hit new heights as they tackle blazes.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dana Lovell said, “Currently, our fire officers are undergoing the vital training needed to ensure that they’re experienced and knowledgeable in the use of this very impressive piece of equipment.

Ready for rescue: The latest addition to the BF&RS fleet raises its ladder (Photograph supplied)

“Our mechanics and maintenance team have also been given extensive instruction on how to maintain the Arial Ladder Platform so that it can remain in service for many years to come.”

Mr Lovell was speaking as he outlined the aerial ladder platform truck’s capabilities to Renee Ming, the national security minister, as firefighters trained on the new truck at Hamilton fire station last Thursday.

Training day: Renee Ming, the national security minister, talks to firefighters as they get to grips with their new ladder/platform truck (Photograph supplied)

Ms Ming said: “I’m extremely grateful to the team at the BF&RS for taking a brief pause from their training to demonstrate the functions and capabilities of this state-of-the-art fire fighting appliance.

“The arrival of the aerial ladder platform is a critical addition to the BF&RS’s life-saving equipment and will greatly assist our officers in responding to major fire incidents that may occur on the Island.”

The fire service is expected to commission the truck in the next few weeks.

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Published March 07, 2022 at 7:58 am (Updated March 07, 2022 at 7:58 am)

Fire service hits fresh heights with new ladder truck

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