Today, a small crew travelled the short distance to F41 Dagenham Fire Station to introduce 240FLM to the latest addition to the London Fire Brigades fleet of arial appliances. The latest incarnation of high reach Turntable Ladders. produced for the Brigade by Scania/Magirus with final prep by Emergency 1 in the UK, the 32 metre reach TL is currently on the run until the station receives the extra height, 64 metre reach version.
This appliance has come about as a direct result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2016. Whilst 240FLM is now an antique in terms of the technology, she carried herself with distinction on the day with a half height extension of about 18 metres at 65 degrees alongside the new variant which barely touched its full capability.
This event was only made possible with the wonderful co-operation of the officers and crews at Dagenham and followed strict social distancing guidelines and temperature checks before arrival by our team.
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