Leitrim County Council recently received delivery of two new 4x4 vehicles for the Fire Service to replace existing 4x4 vehicles in Manorhamilton and Drumshanbo Fire Stations.
The upgrading of the Fire Service Vehicles will greatly assist the emergency response of the Fire Service to respond to emergency situations.
The vehicles are equipped with the most up-to-date traffic management signs to assist in dealing with scene safety at road traffic accidents on the busier National Primary and Secondary routes.
Such an investment will improve the effectiveness and safety of the fire crews in dealing with all types of incidents.
The two new vehicles have been put into operational use immediately in Manorhamilton and Drumshanbo.
Frank Curran, Chief Executive welcomed the arrival of the vehicles and also outlined that the Council was recently notified by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government of additional capital funding approval for a new Class B Fire Appliance for Carrick-on-Shannon as part of the Fire Service Capital Funding Programme, 2015.
The vehicles were purchased as part of a Government procurement contract with capital funding provided by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.