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Gary P Parkinson works for UK based Perren Engineering Limited in the role of Sales and Support. He has had a valid interest in aviation fire and rescue for over 30 years contributing to various international publications.

Major upgrade to Tresco Heliport Fire & Rescue Service

Tresco is a small, family-run island measuring approximately 3.5 kilometres by 1.75 kilometres wide! It’s one of the five inhabited islands, which together with 200 or so islands, islets and rocks, form the Isles of Scilly, an area of outstanding…

Rossetts Commercials appointed sole UK distributor of the unique 6×6 Sprinter

Rossetts Commercials – Mercedes-Benz Van & Truck main dealers for Sussex & Surrey UK, has underlined its reputation as a leading supplier of off-road commercial vehicles by becoming the first dealership in Great Britain to offer the all wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz…

Global ARFF vehicle from Fraser Fire and Rescue

Fraser Fire and Rescue in New Zealand are the leading manufacturer and exporter of fire-engines, equipment and components in the Southern Hemisphere. The Wellington based company manufacture a diverse range of fire and rescue vehicles plus associated components using the…

1st Rosenbauer UK AT for Land’s End Airport

Rosenbauer UK have completed the delivery of this stunning Rosenbauer AT 3 series CAA category 3 aviation rescue & fire-fighting vehicle to England’s most westerly mainland airport operation at Land`s End Airport in the county of Cornwall. This UK first…

Sides ‘Sherpa’ ARFF arrives in Central France

The success of the Sides ‘Sherpa’ ARFF vehicle range continues with the delivery of this stunning VIM61P2.5 model to Aeroport De-Nevers in central France. This example uses the functional M.A.N TGS 33.540 6×6 chassis featuring a 540 hp Euro 5…

Cobra 3 from Amdac Carmichael

Amdac Carmichael Limited (UK) chose the prestigious Interschutz 2015 international trade fair in Hannover, Germany to launch the first new British built airport crash tender design in 17 years: the Cobra 3. The prototype Cobra 3 sits on a new…

The southernmost Scania fire engine in the world

Egenes Branneteknikk AS in Norway has completed the complex delivery of this Scania P550CB 4×4/Rosenbauer “Buffalo” light foam tender. The vehicle is for one of the most southernmost points of the world at the Norwegian Polar Institute “Troll” research station…

Ziegler Brandweertechniek delivers 1000th Fire Engine

On Saturday, March 14th 2015 Ziegler Brandweertechniek B.V. delivered three new fire engines to the municipality of Halderberge in the Netherlands. These fire engines are intended for the fire departments Hoeven, Oudenbosch and Oud-Gastel. This specific delivery includes and marks the…

Seychelles Storage Facility Receives Marcé Fire Fighting Technology

Nico Oberholzer from Marcé Fire Fighting Technology in South Africa has officially handed over this petroleum foam pumper to the Ray Hoareau – Operations Manager at the Seychelles Petroleum Company (SEYPEC). This specialist fire tender built, by Marcé, to the customer’s specific…

Sir Richard Branson’s First Attack

Sir Richards Branson’s exclusive “Ulusaba” game reserve in South Africa has taken delivery of this Tempest Fire Services “First Attack” fire-fighting and crash rescue vehicle. The Ulusaba game reserve consists of approximately 13,500 hectares of land which is set in…

Baby Rhinos for Namibia

Marcé Fire Fighting Technology in South Africa has completed the delivery of five “Rhino 4×4” light foam tenders to the Namibia Airports Company. These Rhino 4×4 models are based on an Italian Fresia F800 series airport crash tender chassis specified with a…

Twins for Oban Airport

Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland have received two identical Category 3 Rapid Intervention Vehicles for its Oban Airport operation. The pair manufactured by Emergency One (UK) Limited use the Land Rover 130 series chassis as their base incorporating 90 kW…

Panther on the loose in Salzburg

The Salzburg W A Mozart Airport in Austria is the latest recipient of a 2.5 metre wide Rosenbauer Panther “S” 6×6 airport fire tender. This short-width Panther “S” incorporates a Volvo D6 700 hp Euro 5 diesel engine, rear steering…

New fire-fighting vehicles destined for Libya

Sides of St Nazaire are in the process of supplying three identical VMR EP 130 industrial fire-fighting vehicles to the Harouge Oil Operation in Libya. These stunning fire tenders are built on custom-built Kenworth C500 6×6 chassis-cabs featuring a 7.213 metre wheelbase, Michelin XZL” 24R21 16PR-54.6 tyres…

Benbecula and Stornoway Airports receive new fire-tender deliveries

Airport operator Highland & Islands Airports Limited in Scotland (UK) have officially launched the first of 20 new state of the art fire-tenders following a multi million pound order placed in 2012.  Benbecula and Stornoway airports have each received two…

Aerodrome Crash Rescue Vehicle for First Quantum Minerals

First Quantum Minerals Limited in Zambia has taken delivery of a “First Attack” aerodrome crash rescue and fire-fighting vehicle from Tempest Fire Services. This tender is destined for the fire & rescue service at its Kalumbila Minerals subsidiary in the…

Unique foam tenders for Alderney Airport

Angloco (UK) has delivered two unique light foam tenders to the Alderney Airport Fire Service in the Channel Islands – UK.  Governed by a low-height fire station restriction, Angloco worked with the customer to deliver these compact, highly manoeuvrable fire-fighting…

Introducing the Marcé “Rhino”

On the 26th September, in the presence of assembled guests from the African nations, Marcé Fire Fighting Technology of Centurion in South Africa chose Wonderboom National Airport in Pretoria as the setting to launch and fully demonstrate the capabilities of their…

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