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New fire engine for Callington station

By WMNAGreenwood  |  Posted: May 25, 2014

New fire engine for Callington station
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Tuesday will be a real red letter day for the crews at Callington Community Fire Station when they are presented with a brand new fire engine.

The station will receive a new Volvo machine to replace the Mercedes which has been in service for the past 17 years.

The fire appliance will be formally presented to Callington Fire Station Manager Kevin Rookley by Deputy Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker at 6pm.

Others attending the presentation will include local Cornwall Councillor Andrew Long.

“I am very pleased to see that Callington has been allocated a new fire appliance” said Coun Long. “The volunteers who man the station in the town do an amazing job, often in very difficult circumstances, and it is excellent to see they will now have the latest equipment to help them to continue to provide the service they do for the people of the area.”

The upgrade was also welcomed by Geoff Brown, the council’s cabinet member for homes and communities.

He said: “This is part of our programme of maintaining an effective response across Cornwall and the new appliance will, I am sure, be a great asset to the local community.

“When replacing fire engines we try wherever possible to place the most effective unit at each station, clearly across Cornwall the suitability and requirements for fire equipment varies and I am confident that this new vehicle will be well accepted by our Callington firefighters.”

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