Skoda supports Warwickshire’s fire and rescue fleets
29th April 2019
Skoda has supplied a total of 12 new Kodiaq models to Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The service will use the new vehicles to serve more than 500,000 people in the Warwickshire area.
Supporting local communities in need
Each of the new Kodiaq models will be assigned to on-call fire officers and will be used to provide rapid support in 999 emergency call outs.
The models have been specially designed to include covert blue lights, blue light brake enhancements and a fixed load guard in the boot to prevent the shifting of equipment.
Andrew Welton, fleet manager at Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service covers a largely rural area and our Flexi Duty Officers need more flexibility with an off-road fleet that is practical for both people and equipment.
“The Kodiaq’s performance, combined with Skoda’s ability to provide cars fully converted, met all of our criteria.”
Indeed, the off-road capabilities of the Kodiaq made it a perfect choice for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, ensuring officers will be able to reach remote locations quickly in the event of an emergency.
Overall, the service covers an area of more than 750 square miles in both urban and rural settings, so the all-terrain nature of the Kodiaq makes it well suited to the role.
Jenny Smith, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “It’s great to see the people of Warwickshire being supported by this flexible, tough off-roader, with each of the new models hopefully helping to save lives in emergencies.”
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