Three fire appliances left Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Training Centre on Monday morning heading for Teesport docks ready to be shipped out to Zimbabwe. The vehicles were driven in convoy by Operation Florian members. Two of the vehicles were donated by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and the third one came from Cini Fire Tech Ltd, who provide Professional Fire Cover for Film, TV and Events.

The convoy departs

We are extremely grateful to these organisations. Donations of vehicles and equipment are vital to the success of our projects and there is no doubt that they will be used to save lives and property when they arrive at their final destinations.

Arriving at Teesport Docks

Our thanks also go to Martin Brien and Paul Heppenstall from Greater Manchester Fire Service Engineering Department, Adam Flynn from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Fleet Services and Operation Florian trustee Bernie Lees for giving up their free time to make this happen.

From left to right: Paul Heppenstall, Adam Flynn, Martin Brien, Bernie Lees, Michael Doherty, Anthony Burscough.
Arrived safely and ready for the next stage of the journey overseas.