Stansted Airport, the UK’s third busiest
airport, has significantly boosted its fire fighting capabilities
following the completion of a £1 million investment programme.
The extension adds
additional parking bays to house a new Scania domestic
appliance, an incident command vehicle and a medical support
trailer - all fire fighting support vehicles.
The investment also includes an extensive refurbishment
to the fire station, creating a more pleasant working environment
for the fire fighters.
Stewart Wingate, Stansted Airport’s
managing director, said, “The Stansted Airport Fire
Department offers a world-class service in maintaining heath and
safety at our airport; protecting the millions of passengers that
pass through every year and the thousands of staff who work on
“To continue our excellent response times, we’ve
invested more than £1 million in new facilities and equipment.
This cutting edge technology will be a welcome addition to the
fire and rescue fleet and will ensure the service is equipped to
deal with any incident at the airport for decades to come.”
Stansted Airport’s fire manager, John Farrow, added,
“The new vehicles join the existing nine fire appliances as part
of a significant package of improvements to equipment and
facilities at the airport’s fire station. This investment,
especially in this difficult economic climate, clearly
demonstrates that safety remains the airport’s number one
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