Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


New Hazmat vehicles go on the run

Two new vehicles will help crews in Essex to safely and quickly deal with incidents involving hazardous materials.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s fleet has been strengthened with the addition of two new Hazmat units.

The units will be mobilised across the County to incident scenes where dangerous chemicals and hazardous materials.

Each will carry gas tight suits and all the equipment needed to deal with hazardous materials.

The vehicles will be located at Rayleigh Weir and Braintree Fire Stations.

Divisional Officer Greg Keys said: “These vehicles are a fantastic new resource to keep people in the County safer.

“These new vehicles will provide a more focussed operational response to hazardous materials incidents across Essex.

“It is part of the Service’s wider project to deliver a number of new appliances and capabilities, making the County a safer place.”

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