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  1. Ross on Wye fire station has taken delivery of a brand new 20 plate Scania fire appliance. Crews have been working hard training with all the new equipment over the last month. Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have taken delivery of three new fire appliances with significantly greater capability. The new Scania ‘CAFS’ or Compressed Air Foam System models have been deployed to Ross-on-Wye, Bromsgove and Upton-upon-Severn stations to replace the Service’s three ageing CAFS appliances. CAFS can carry 300 litres of foam and 2,400 litres of water each – significantly more than previously. Sourced fully from UK outlets, the new models are built on an 18 tonne Scania chassis, and fitted with the ‘Godiva Smart CAF system’, putting them at the centre of the Service’s bulk foam strategy for tackling bigger incidents that need a large quantity of foam to handle the situation. Designed for maximum versatility, they can deploy equally to more routine incidents as well as those requiring bulk foam. Due to improved technology the system can simultaneously deliver water through both their main jets and hose reels at the same time as producing compressed air foam, offering a significant upgrade on existing appliances CAFS’s combination of water, compressed air and foam solution can produce 21,000 litres of finished foam, needing considerably less water than traditional appliances and achieving a greater cooling effect, resulting in reduced fire and water damage. Deployable to any kind of incident, and especially effective where there are poor local water supplies, CAFS will have particular advantages for tackling basement, large building, hazardous material, watercraft and agricultural incidents, as well as thatch and fuel/oil fires. Other CAFS benefits include greatly reduced environmental impact, quicker handling of incidents, better deployability of aerial appliances and lighter hoses, helping reduce fire fighter fatigue and risk. Additionally, the new appliances will have greater serviceability than the outgoing ones, reducing the need for expensive repairs by specialists and therefore driving down costs. Group Commander Jon Butlin said:
  2. RTC involving large goods vehicle carrying farm feed and a tractor/trailer carrying potatoes. The A449 Beefeater towards Ledbury and at Fownhope turning, Ross on Wye bound from Ledbury. Photo courtesy of Ross-on-Line People have been treated by West Midlands Ambulance Service. Both drivers had a lucky escape. Ross on Wye Fire Station and Whitchurch Fire Station crews have both assisted with significant fuel leaks which were prevented from entering drains using environmental grab packs and soil. Road will remain closed for some time while they await recovery of vehicles.
  3. Police Appeal: Did you see an altercation on Wednesday at 1.50pm near to WHSmiths in Broad Street, Ross on Wye? Two men were involved in a psychical and verbal altercation. If you have info call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting 335 I 29072020 or contact Crimestoppers
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