The Metz XS has come out on top once again, this time on Rosenbauer’s UK doorstep with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service who have ordered 2 units due for delivery next spring.
The decision to increase the front line aerial fire fighting and rescue capability was taken by South Yorkshire earlier in the year and following subsequent in depth trials and testing, the Metz XS was selected once again, just as many other UK Services have done since its launch in 2013.
Rosenbauer UK MD, Oliver North, Commented, “The quick succession of recent aerial appliance contract awards throughout the country is testament to the hard work which has been done throughout the past three years by RBUK and the Metz guys. We have developed what I think is the best aerial appliance on the planet with an ALP range just as good to match and with similar technical trials already won in various other counties, I’m confident we can execute our plan to be the UK market leader of aerial fire appliances within the next few years. We are extremely excited to work with South Yorkshire, a local brigade with an excellent fleet of appliances and we’re confident we can deliver the best aerial appliance in the history of the Brigade.”