Fire engine moved to new Appledore base

08:30 18 January 2014

Appledore fire fighters Gary Evans, crew manager Richard Stokes, fire fighter Wayne Newcombe and watch manager Tony Cole with the new fire engine.

Appledore fire fighters Gary Evans, crew manager Richard Stokes, fire fighter Wayne Newcombe and watch manager Tony Cole with the new fire engine.

Archant

The brand new pump will be relocated to the Appledore Shipyard on weekdays to allow retained fire fighters to respond more quickly.

RETAINED fire fighters in Appledore can now respond even more quickly to incidents after relocating the village’s fire engine.

Instead of travelling to the fire station, fire fighters who work at Babcock Marine can now hop straight into the fire engine from their workplace.

The brand new light rescue pump will be located at Appledore Shipyard on weekdays.

Graham Rooke, station manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to Babcock International for the support they have given to the fire service in Appledore over the years by allowing their staff to respond as on-call firefighters.

“This is another example of how they are helping the local fire service and the community by enabling us to have a fire engine located on their premises for immediate response.”

The new engine has been designed with greater manoeuvrability and can be used to access difficult to reach areas.

Andrew Hamilton, shipbuild director at Babcock, said: “Babcock is pleased to be able to support the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.”

The appliance will be relocated to the shipyard Monday to Friday, 7am-4pm, and available from the fire station at other times.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:57
It was a full house at Torridge District Council's plans committee today (Thursday).

Torridge District Councillors have refused plans for 200 new houses - despite officers recommending Heywood Road plans for approval.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:22
Westward Ho! teenager Yazzy Chamberlain is releasing an album

Yazzy holding launch event for ‘Silly boys breaking hearts’ on Sunday

Read more
Yesterday, 14:24
Chelfham Mill. Picture: Nicholas Mutton

Principal says private school will looks to re-register once police investigation is complete.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:40
Bideford's Torridge Bridge.

The 82-year-old from Fremington suffered with depression but inquest heard his death came as ‘complete shock’.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition


North Devon's trusted business finder