There was great excitement at Letterkenny Fire Station as elected officials, council officials and members of the County Donegal Fire Service came out to mark the official handover of the new state-of-the-art Scania . ‘Class B’ fire engine at Letterkenny Fire Brigade by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Liam Blaney.
The new Class B fire engine, costing around £450,000, is fully funded by the Department for Housing, Local Government and Heritage (the Department).
The device is based on the latest Scania P320 chassis and has an integrated crew cab that can accommodate up to six firefighters.
It comes with an integrated water tank coupled with an onboard Godiva Prima main pump which is capable of pumping 3,000 liters of water per minute at an average pressure of 10 bar.
It is equipped with a Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS), a 1200 l/min portable pump, a number of multi-level ladders, several hoses, nozzles and a front-mounted electric winch.
The fire apparatus replaces the 2006 Scania Fire Truck based at Letterkenny Fire Station and according to Fire Chief Joseph McTaggart “will enhance Letterkenny Fire Department’s ability to provide operational fire service to the community. which it serves”.
Supplied by Sídheán Teoranta of An Sp Idéal, Co. Galway, this new device is equipped with the latest emergency lighting, high visibility markings and is fully equipped with many features that represent the very latest in modern firefighting technology. the fire. .
Sídheán has built a number of new appliances for Donegal County Council over the years and they have a proven track record of delivering first class appliances to the local authority sector for many years.
Speaking at the Cllr event. Liam Blaney praised the Letterkenny firefighters for their dedication and commitment to their service,
“We are proud of our fire department and your commitment to excellence in all that you do and it is with great pleasure that I present to you this new state-of-the-art device that will ensure you be well equipped to respond to any intervention,” he said.
Station Officer Eddy Moore was the master of ceremonies for today’s event which included an address by Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development, Emergency Services and Emergency Services for County Council Donegal, plus a joint blessing from Reverend David Houlton, Church of Ireland and Reverend Fr Kevin Gillespie, RC.
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Published: September 26, 2022 at 12:52 p.m.