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Limited access vehicle

Cornwall has one Limited Access Vehicle (LAV). It is stationed at Looe Community Fire Station. The LAV is based on a 4X4 Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle. It is primarily used for incidents in the community of Polperro. The town has its own unique risks due to very narrow lanes. This means that the LAV is the perfect vehicle to reach these areas. However the LAV can also be used at other incidents around the county. These include large gorse fires, where it can be used to move equipment over a large area.

The LAV carries the following equipment:

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  • Triple extension ladder
  • 2 breathing apparatus (BA) sets
  • Light portable pump
  • Standpipe
  • Lengths of hose
  • Firefighting branches

The LAV can carry a crew of 2 and is equipped with blue lights and siren. Although it is registered to travel by road it is towed to as close to the incident as possible by a light 4X4 appliance. This is also stationed at Looe Community Fire Station.

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