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"THE RESCUE" - 1855

"THE RESCUE" - 1855

December 16, 2009


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From Newham Recorder - Dec. 9, 2009

REVAMPING East Ham Fire station into one of four rescue super centres is revealed.

The London Fire Brigade has launched consultation on its draft Safety Plan to modernise and improve the service. The proposal is to establish the highly-equipped centres at the High Street South station as well as Edmonton, Heston and Croydon.

Each would have on base a range of rescue equipment including pump ladders, pumps, fire rescue units and urban search and rescue appliances.

These specialist vehicles - five models are available - can carry vast range of equipment from drills ands concrete breakers and its own generator and lights to heavy hydraulic equipment for lifting trains. There is even a flat-bed unit to carry timber and equipment. These centres would allow much better management and maintenance of the highly specialised skills required, says the draft plan.