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FOI / 3766 / 2018 - Life span of appliances

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see below the answers to your request.

Initial request:

Can you supply me with a list of the appliance life-span's within the Service? This goes for all appliances that are currently in Service within Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.

A way in which this can be presented:

Rescue Pump - ... years

Water Tender - ... years

Fire Cadet Pumps - ... years

Foam Tender - ...years

Final response:

In accordance with our current vehicle lifing policies, all appliances and specials now have a standard life-span of 15 years in operational service. This can occasionally change depending on operational requirements or other factors?

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire And Rescue Service.