Scottish Fire and Rescue invests in four new Scania P410 6x4s to deliver incident welfare units

Will Shiers
February 3, 2021

Scottish Fire and Rescue has invested in four Scania P410 6x4s with remote-control Hiab Multilift hook-lifts.

Commissioned by Emergency One, the national supplier of bespoke emergency vehicles and equipment, the Scanias will be utilized for underground rescue assignments and major incidents, allowing the emergency services to deliver incident welfare units directly to scenes where support is needed. 

“Scottish Fire and Rescue approached us to design and deliver four new vehicles with hook-lift equipment to increase welfare capability during rescue missions, as part of a tender process,” explains Chester Smith, director for Emergency One. “Hiab’s Multilifts are incredibly reliable and provide excellent precision for offloading the team’s dedicated welfare pods. They are operated using remote control, which gives the crew greater flexibility to offload the welfare units in the right place with an unobstructed view.”

The bodies were installed at Hiab’s Cumbernauld service centre in Scotland.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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