Fire engines: From Thurrock to Malawi

THIS FILM shows the journey four former Essex Fire Engines have undergone from the county to becoming serving appliances in the African nation of Malawi.

The four fire engines, which had once served the people of Essex, were bought by a consortium which donated them to the Malawian government.

The keys to the four fire engines, along with a range of fire fighting equipment, were officially handed over to the Malawian High Commissioner in the UK last September and from there they have travelled to the poverty stricken African nation where they are now crewed and ready to tackle incidents in cities throughout Malawi.

The video shows the former Essex Fire Engines, with ECFRS Fire Safety adverts still visible, being put through their paces by fire crews as dignitaries watch on impressed.

DCFO Adam Eckley said: “These fire engines have all served the people Essex well and it is good to see that they will carry on their working lives protecting people in Malawi.”

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