17 Jan 2017

All fired up for Hull 2017

There’s a striking new fire engine in town and you need to see it.

The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have today launched a brand new, fully-wrapped fire engine in celebration of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture. Designed in partnership with the creative team at Hull 2017, the Scania pump features our signature colours ‘Scandalous Blue’ and ‘Mischievous Pink’, most recognisable on the uniforms of the Hull 2017 volunteers.

Hull 2017 Fire Engine - Humberside Fire and Rescue Service - Photo © Sean Spencer / Hull News & Pictures

But the fire engine is not just a pretty sight, and will be providing round the clock emergency service cover throughout the year to keep our streets and our people safe. If you look closely, you may also spot the head-turning engine at one of many community and cultural events it will be visiting in Hull and elsewhere.

Hull 2017 Fire Engine - Humberside Fire and Rescue Service - Photo © Sean Spencer / Hull News & Pictures

Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders is delighted with the new addition to the Service’s fleet:

Like Blade, we have kept this engine as our little secret for a number of weeks and hope that the people of Hull appreciate our small contribution to what will be a great year for Hull.

“We will be working alongside our colleagues at Humberside Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service to back up Martin, his staff and the excellent volunteers to make 2017 as safe as it can be.”

Hull 2017 Fire Engine - Humberside Fire and Rescue Service - Photo © Sean Spencer / Hull News & Pictures

Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “We’re working closely with the emergency services to deliver a transformative year of culture that is enjoyable and safe for residents and visitors. The Hull 2017 branded fire engine is a great way of helping share the story right across the city.”

The colourful fire engine enjoyed its first outing this afternoon in Hull’s Trinity Square, and will soon be housed in the new Hull Central Fire Station on Spring Street before being put into action.

Keep your eyes peeled for it on the streets!

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