Incident command unit for the future: East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has taken delivery of a new incident command unit (ICU) which will be based at Lewes Fire Station.(Vehicles)

The vehicle will replace the present unit, which has been in use since 1978. The ICU is used at incidents requiting five or more fire engines, where it acts as a mobile office so that the incident can be managed from a static location nearby.

Inside, the vehicle has three main areas, dedicated to communications, intelligence and command. The unit is fitted with the latest technology, including touch scram1 mobile data terminals, electronic whiteboards, a 30-inch flat screen and radio, fax and landline communication systems. The entire vehicle is also air-conditioned.

The vehicle has been built by John Dennis Coachbuilders of Guildford, based on the DART SLF 10 metre chassis with raise and lower air suspension, with internal equipment fitted by Petards and 2ES. …

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