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Flying the flag in Germany

12 June 2015

Crews from Beverley Fire Station are taking part in Europe’s largest fire trade fair this week and furthering relationships with colleagues in the German market town of Lemgo.

Flying the flag in Germany

A crew travelled from Beverley on Friday 5 June with Beverley’s 13 plate Scania engine – the newest addition to the Humberside’s fleet of front line appliances. The full crew of six travelled out with a support vehicle and the appliance was fully laden with operational equipment including the latest Clan Lukas cutting equipment.

The appliance took pride of place on the trade stand in Hannover on Saturday 6 June and will stay at the exhibition until Saturday 13 June when it will be brought back to the East Riding via a stopover in Beverley’s twin town of Lemgo.

Interschutz 2015 is the largest European Fire Trade Fair and exhibitors from across the world have been showing off the latest “cutting edge” equipment and technology including PPE, cutting equipment and appliances. Held every five years and similar in size to the NEC in Birmingham, Interschutz is widely recognised as the premier platform for sharing best practice and seeing the very latest equipment available on the market.

UK exhibitors will be among the many companies including Emergency One who make appliances for Scania and Clan Lukas who manufacture cutting equipment, both of which Humberside FRS have recently purchased.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were invited by Beverley’s twin town of Lemgo to share their stand at Interscutz 2015 under the banner of “Working Together & International Co-Operation”. The strong links with the Fire Service in Lemgo stretch back over 30 years. Both services get together bi-annually in Germany and Beverley Fire Station also welcomes the Lemgo Youth Fire Service every other year and arranges a wide range of activities for them during their week long stay. Their next visit is due later this year in October.

The Service continues to enjoy a strong “Partnershaft” (partnership) with Lemgo and hope that in another 30 years the union between the two towns will be as strong as ever.