New fire engine for Fermoy on the way

Pictured at the Cork County Hall were: Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council; Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins and Seamus Coughlan, Chief Fire Officer, Cork County Fire Service. Also included are Fiinbarr Connolly, Skibbereen; Brian Luby, Fermoy and Thomas Carolan, Carrigaline. (Photo: Brian Lougheed)

Fermoy Fire Service are one of three rural stations that will see a new fire engine serving its community, as Cork County Council’s Fire Service has this week taken delivery of three new fire engines.

Fermoy’s new vehicle will be designated the call sign ‘Charlie-Kilo-Two-Five-Alpha-One’ (CK25A1) and will be the first turnout appliance in the station.

Currently being kitted out, the new engine for Fermoy, a Scania, is expected to be on site within the next week or two, taking over the position as the No.1 truck from the 07 Volvo. 

A Fermoy Fire Service Spokesperson welcomed the new engine locally stating: “It’s a good bit of kit, a more modern truck and will be nicer to drive. It’s fifteen or sixteen years newer than our original truck, so we’re looking forward to it”.

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