West Sussex Firefighters Travel 1,600 Miles To Deliver Fire Engines

Photo courtesy West Sussex County Council

West Sussex firefighters set off on a 1600 mile journey at the weekend to deliver fire engines abroad. 

The group of eight set off on a journey across Europe to North Macedonia as part of the Fire Service Humanitarian Aid project.  The group will be delivering three fire engines to support firefighters in Macedonia in carrying out their duties.  The vehicles are provided from a partnership with Fire Aid and were withdrawn from service in 2019.  They are fully kitted out with equipment and carry 150 sets of fire kit. 

The journey will see the group travel through France, Italy and Albania and they hope to arrive in Macedonia by Wednesday.  They will then carry out four days of training with firefighters in Macedonia before flying back home on Sunday.