SERIOUS MONDAY: SUFFOLK FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE WINS NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

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Congratulations to ….

Suffolk Fire and Rescue service which has won a coveted national award after opting for a new type of emergency vehicle which is better for the environment.

The new vehicle, a combined aerial rescue pump (CARP) combines a traditional fire engine with a turntable ladder appliance on a single chassis.

Suffolk will be the first brigade in England to introduce the new dual purpose vehicle, which is made from aluminium rather than steel to reduce its weight. 

The brigade has been crowned National Energy Efficiency Winner in the annual energy awards organised by UK CEED  (the Centre for Economic and Environmental Development).

Its new vehicle, which offers fuel savings of between 30-40 per cent as well as reduced C02 emissions, has led to great interest from other fire services around the country.

Other finalists in the national energy awards included electrical retailer, Comet, for a variety of measures to reduce the environmental impact of its nationwide delivery fleet and Walkit.com, a new web-based route planner dedicated to walkers.
(www.walkit.com))

Walkit maps already cover London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Newcastle and it hopes to roll out to other cities soon.

You can get details of all the winners and finalists here ((http://energyawards.org.uk/ ))

Susan

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