Copt Hewick Volunteer Fire Brigade -

probably the world's smallest fire brigade!


The ELW1 leads the turnout to an incident, acting as a “traffic breaker” to alert traffic ahead to the fact that fire engines are approaching them, and once at the scene acts as a forward command unit for operations. In certain circumstances, it may also act as a “first responder”, turning out to an emergency call to assess the situation before a full turnout is ordered. For example, in the case of a call for a litter bin on fire in a rural area, the ELW1 would attend and deal with the fire with hand appliances if possible, calling on further support if this were required.

right side view of elw1

elw1 left view

elw1 rear right equipment

elw1 rear left equipment view

elw1 crew with equipment unloaded

elw1 detail view of equipment

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