Fire chiefs old flame.(Product guide)

Norfolk Fire Service has returned to an old flame in the shape of Mercedes-Benz to provide essential support services to firefighters on frontline operations.

The authority has invested in a dozen new Mercedes Vito 111CDI vans, all of which arrived via Norwich dealer Orwell Truck and Van.

Six are on operational support duties and carrying extra equipment, uniforms and food provisions for fire officers tackling major incidents. Five are used by technicians to carry out extensive checks on the county's network of water hydrants. And the remaining van has been allocated to specialist staff responsible for providing and maintaining the breathing apparatus that firefighters rely on when working tackling blazes and smoke-logged buildings. …

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