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New fire engine at Jersey airport

Jersey airport has taken delivery of a new firefighting vehicle.

The 34-tonne Panther foam tender from Austria can carry four firefighters, equipment and 12,500 litres of water.

The model also carries 1,500 litres of firefighting foam and reaches 75mph, enabling it to reach any incidents on the airfield within three minutes.

Firefighters will use the vehicle from September after staff have been trained. It replaces the 15-year-old Gloucester Saro Protector tender.



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