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FOI / 3871 / 2018 - Special Appliances Part 1


Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request 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/Please see our response on the attached document.

Initial Request:

Can you please provide me with a full list of all special appliances that ECFRS have in the fleet, and each appliance's registration plate. With that, could you for each special appliance type, list where these appliances are allocated across the various fire stations in the county.

The special appliance types that I would specifically ask that you mention are listed below:

- Aerial Ladder Platform

- Water Rescue Unit (all units regardless if they have a fireboat or not - please note those which do have a boat)

- Off-Road Vehicle (applicable to the new Mercedes which will be rolled out)

- Foam Tender

- HazMat Unit

- Incident Command Unit

- Water Bowser

- Marauding Terrorist Firearms Unit/Capability

- Hose Laying Lorry

- Decontamination Ranger

- Unimog

These are only the ones that I am specifically looking for, however i'm aware that these are not all the special appliances in the fleet - therefore, please do add any more beyond this list.

Note: When it comes to the Water Rescue Units, I understand that there are also SWR squads known as 'First Responders'? In addition, could you please list these stations in the list as well. I am curious as to what these squads do - do they have their own appliance for SWR? Why are they different to the typical SWR Units such as E31 Leigh for example?


Final Response:

Please see the attached excel spreadsheet in response to your request.


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.

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