Innovative incident control vehicle for Edinburgh Airport Fire Service
Edinburgh Airport Fire Service UK have commissioned this BMW X5 Incident Command Vehicle designed and supplied to the customers specific requirements by Batley based Angloco Limited.
This new Incident Command Vehicle (ICV) for Edinburgh Airport represents a new, state-of-the-art capability for the airport fire and rescue service, providing a high tech and readily identifiable focal point for passengers and other emergency services involved in incidents that may occur at this busy and prestigious Scottish airhead. Working extremely closely with the two project managers from the Edinburgh Airport Fire Service throughout the build (Station Manager Frank Roy and Watch Manager David McKerracher), Angloco developed and manufactured this latest bespoke addition to the Airport’s own, internal, immediate response capability, which is not only fully fit-for-purpose, but also one that can be further developed to help minimise the risks and effects of incidents and events occurring in the future.
The ICV is based on the market leading BMW X5 xDrive 2.5D specified with “the responder emergency service package” and featuring as standard a 215 bhp twin turbo Euro 6 diesel engine with eight speed automatic transmission capable of in access of 130 mph. The cabin of the X5 has been modified to a very high standard to accommodate the general specification laid out by Edinburgh Airport. This included the removal of the front passenger seat to accommodate a innovative stowage system and work surface accommodating a bank of VHF and UHF radios, an iPhone and charging point and a iPad Pro laptop computer. The rear stowage area has also been upgraded with a rigid parcel shelf and a further large 32” monitor, working in tandem with the iPad Pro. The ICV has a front mounted dash-cam, and retains a generous amount of stowage space for a variety of portable front-line apparatus.
For more information please visit: www.angloco.co.uk
Photograph courtesy of Lesley Martin