Stansted Airport Upgrades Fire Fighting Service

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 22 May 2009

Stansted Airport, the UKs 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 Airports 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 site.

To continue our excellent response times, weve 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 Airports 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 airports fire station. This investment, especially in this difficult economic climate, clearly demonstrates that safety remains the airports number one priority.

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