Our Vehicles

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service has a range of vehicles and other assets to help us respond to a wide variety of incidents, emergencies and rescue situations.

This is not just to serve our local communities, but also to contribute to the UK's national resilience by hosting a variety of nationally provided specialist vehicles. 

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Like all public services we face the challenge of balancing reducing budgets and providing a good quality, value for money service to the public.

CFRCS Service have been allocated a capital budget of just over £26.5 million to support the replacement of vehicles, equipment, IT and facilities within CFRCS during the period 2016-2032.

In order to ensure all procurement projects are managed in the most economically advantageous way, we have developed an Operational Asset Review Strategy that helps to deliver enhanced firefighter safety through investment in equipment, facilities and technology.

The Service fully recognises the need to consider the replacement of equipment and appliances based on operational risk and intelligence obtained from operational intelligence data. This means that we no longer purchase equipment and vehicles on a like for like basis but on evidence and operational needs.

To ensure the Operational Asset Review Strategy achieves its aims and objectives, a review board was established to deliver the programme of work. This ensures that all procurement projects are managed and scrutinised to comply with Cornwall Council’s contract and procedure rules, demonstrating  all procurement tenders are fair and transparent.

The Service has recently developed a network of Assets Champions whose purpose is to support the delivery and implementation of the Assets Strategy. The Assets Champions network has been established to provide an essential link between operational staff, enabling end users to have a voice in the use of our current fleet provision and to help inform and shape future procurement projects.

Our Assets Champions assist with the research and development of new concepts, technology and innovation and will assist with the production of user requirement specification to inform the procurement of equipment and appliances.

To find out more, view the Operational Asset Management  and Replacement Strategy (2016/2032)