Hot Wheels: County Kilkenny fire stations get much-needed new vehicles
Two county Kilkenny fire stations have just received delivery of new response vehicles replacing old equipment that had served them so well but are now over 17-years-old.
The stations at Callan and Freshford this week had a brand new fire jeep presented to each local service which will now be put to work as front-line emergency response vehicles serving the people throughout Kilkenny.
The two fire jeeps were purchased through the Office of Government Procurement framework at a cost of €95,000.
Speaking at the handover of the two jeeps, Chief Fire Officer, John Collins said: “These vehicles are equipped with the latest modern safety livery and capable of transporting both personnel and equipment safely to the scene of the emergency and are a welcome addition to the existing fleet of over 30 vehicles in Kilkenny Fire and Rescue Service”
The new jeeps have both on and off-road capabilities and will be used to transport personnel, fend off at incidents with Variable Message Signs, and carry equipment essential for providing the safest protection to both firefighters and the members of the public involved in the incident.