Government funding for hydrogen-fuelled fire trucks in Oxfordshire

ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuel specialist, has been awarded government funding with its partners to produce an optimised design for specialised hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. Working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and its Fire and Rescue Service, ULEMCo will design the fuel cell…

Gangelt fire department takes delivery of the first new appliance with updated ALPAS superstructure

German firefighting manufacture Ziegler has delivered TLF 4000 tanker to the Gangelt fire department. This truck is the first to have the new ALPAS superstructure, and it features the new Z-Control operating system.

Allison Transmission and Emergency One collaborate on electric axle integration for fire appliances

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion solutions, in collaboration with Emergency One (UK), a UK manufacturer, service and support of fire and rescue vehicles, have announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Ziegler wins international automotive design award

The German manufacturer of fire trucks, Ziegler, has won this year’s iF Design Award for the Z-Class, Z-Cab AiR, Z-Turret and ALPAS. The jury handed out the award in the discipline Product and the category Automobiles/vehicles. Z-Control of the latest…

Basque firefighting and rescue service invests in major vehicle upgrade

The Vizcaya Provincial Council in the Galicia province in Spain has invested seven million euros in its Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Rescue Service. Almost 25% of the existing fleet will be replaced by new trucks, enhancing efficiency and improving rapid response.

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Volvo launches new crew cab for fire service vehicles – FM and FX

The new Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks have now been designed as fire service vehicles with a crew cab for up to nine people. 

The new variants of the two models, developed in close cooperation with bodybuilders and the emergency services, have many improvements designed explicitly for fire service vehicles.

Rosenbauer and Renault launch a new wildland firefighting truck

Rosenbauer and Renault Trucks have presented a new wildland firefighting vehicle. 

It meets both category 3 of EN 1846-2 for all-terrain firefighting vehicles and specific requirements for protecting the vehicle crew, as defined for example in the French standard NFS 61-517 or NFS 61-518. This standard includes the requirement for a thermal self-protection system and driver’s cab equipped with a rollover cell. With its compact dimensions, low centre of gravity and single tires, the all-wheel-drive vehicle is ideal for rough terrain. The special firefighting equipment on board makes the extinguishing agents extraordinarily cost-effective and efficient. Plus, the crew can fight the fire using a turret mounted on the bumper and controlled from the cab without exiting the vehicle.

Adapting emergency services to COVID-19 at the Emergency Services Show 2021

Transformational change in the emergency services, driven by the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the fast pace of technological innovation being introduced to the sector, is set to be a central theme of The Emergency Services Show, which returns to Hall 5 and the outdoor area at the NEC, Birmingham from 27 to 28 April 2021.