Photo: The new aerial ladder platform
Photo Credit: West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and West Sussex County Council have taken delivery of a new aerial ladder platform.
The appliance can extend a ladder and firefighters to rescue people from blocks of flats and direct large quantities of water on to a fire from above. The state of the art aerial ladder platform cost £610,000 and will be based at Horsham Fire Station. It replaces one which has been in service for 18 years.
West Sussex has a second aerial ladder platform based in Worthing. Surrey has similar appliance at Leatherhead Fire Station which was borrowed by the London Fire Brigade to fight the Grenfell Tower fire last year.