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Lazonby Fire Station receives upgraded vehicle

The Eden community will benefit from improved fire service capability thanks to a newly introduced vehicle.

Lazonby Fire Station’s new appliance is equipped to carry more crew members, water and kit than its predecessor. The Type B vehicle can carry six firefighters to an incident (an increase from five) and has extended ladder capacity. Additionally, the vehicle has increased water pumping capability and can carry 1,800 litres, which is three times more water than its predecessor.

The vehicle has been deployed to Lazonby following significant fleet investment across Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS).

Mike Johnson, Cumbria’s Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, visited the station to meet the crew and to tour their newly received appliance. Speaking on the visit, Mr Johnson, said: “It was fantastic to meet with the crew at Lazonby and to see the newly acquired fire engine.

“Since the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner took on governance responsibility of CFRS in April, we have been working closely with the Senior Leadership Team to provide the Service with the opportunity to build and improve where possible.

“Although the Lazonby Fire Engine is not brand new and is re-allocated from another area within the county, it is an upgrade to the engine that they had previously so I hope that this will help the crew in emergency situations and provides them with the tools to do their jobs as best they can.

“We are continuing to look at the Fleet within the service to see what we can do in the future to improve where we can and provide the residents of Cumbria with a safer and legal Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.”

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