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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has launched its new 45m Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP), complete with remembrance wrap.

The new 45m ALP is joined by a fire engine from the Service’s existing fleet in featuring the special wrap.

The Cenotaph was deemed a fitting tribute to showcase the remembrance design, which covers the main body of both vehicles. The idea for the remembrance wrap came from a member of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service staff, Firefighter Lynden Young.

Part of the design features a trawler as a tribute to the 880 vessels and 9000 men from the Humber fishing industry sent to support the war effort in the First World War. They were used as minesweepers and to search for submarines.

Ben Kelly, SM Business Safety, said: “We’re really proud to launch our new 45m ALP, which will provide many benefits to our local communities.

“The remembrance wrap showcases our support as a Service for those who have been affected by conflict and those that have and are still bravely serving in the Forces, and we are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant.

“We’d like to say thank you to HFR Solutions, who sponsored the fire engine wrap, and Designs Signage Solutions, who sponsored the ALP wrap.”

The 45m ALP is the newest addition to the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service fleet, and its arrival has been eagerly anticipated.

The 45m ALP is the joint highest in the UK, the other is located with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, however this Bronto ALP is the first in the world to have been built onto the newly launched Scania ‘L’ class chassis with low-level cab.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service currently have two 32m ALP’s within its fleet and the new 45m model will provide an extended reach, allowing Firefighters to use the boom, to reach further, both vertically and horizontally.

The additional extension reach will be particularly useful for high buildings, giving the Service the ability to reach the top of every residential high rise building within the Humberside area. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s Calvert Lane Fire Station, based in Hull, will take delivery of the new 45m ALP, while Peaks Lane Fire Station in Grimsby will house the wrapped fire engine.