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FOI / 3770 / 2018 - Old Harlow Station

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:

With Old Harlow having one of the smallest fire stations in the county it still operates a 2006 Dennis which is smaller than the new, modern appliances. According to an unreliable source Old Harlow are due an appliance replacement either this year or the next. When it reaches the stage of Old Harlow needing a new appliance, what appliances will be considered to replace the existing one, if any?

Final response:

The appliance at Old Harlow is due to be replaced in 2021 at 15 years of age. At this point in time, we are only beginning to look at suitable options for a replacement and have not made any decisions alongside our Operations colleagues. Therefore we are unable to provide any certainty in answer to your question.

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