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FOI / 3740 / 2018 - Appliance codes

Initial Request:

Please could you provide me with the codes that identify each type of vehicle. See the example below.

(Using Suffolk fire and rescue as a example)
P1 = WrT
A6 = ALP
S9 = OSU

Final response:

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response to your request below.

A5 = Aerial Ladder Platform

C0 = Incident Command Unit

F1 = Co-Responding Car

H8 = HazMat Unit

H8 = Detection, Identification & Monitoring Vehicle

M1 = Decon Ranger

P1 = Rescue Pump & Heavy Rescue Pump

P2 = Water Tender

S1 = Animal Rescue Unit

T1 = Prime Mover

W1 = Water Bowser

W4 = Swift Water Rescue

W8 = Hose Layer

Z1 = Pinzgauer Off Rd Vehicle

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