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Smallest fire appliance launched: Kawasaki has launched a new all terrain vehicle for use as a rapid response vehicle at major outdoor events. What is believed to be the smallest fire appliance in operation in the UK is now available to patrol sporting events, rock concerts and air shows where thousands of people congregate in makeshift campsites.(Vehicles)

Technical fire and safety support company FireTech UK, based in Dorset, has just extended its fleet of firefighting appliances with the purchase of a Kawasaki KVF650-A ATV. It has been customised into a rapid response unit for standby duty at their growing list of annual events including Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone, Brands Hatch World Superbikes, Goodwood Revival, Henley Regatta and the Glastonbury Festival.

"This part of our business is growing quickly. If you take an event like the Brands Hatch World Superbikes weekend, you could have between 5,000-15,000 people on campsites at the venue, so there is a potential fire danger which we would need to respond to," explained FireTech's Managing Director John Norris. …

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