Firefighters with some of the new response vehicles and kit.
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Firefighters across Norfolk have received £1.44m of new kit as part of Norfolk County Council’s investment in technology and equipment.

Five new multi-purpose tactical response vehicles (TRV) are also due to be put into service this month to bolster the fire service’s capability in extreme weather conditions and in remote locations. 

The TRVs have cost £187,000, including fitting them with specialist equipment.

New personal protective equipment for all 787 firefighters across the county is being issued to help keep them safe in different working environments. 

Supplies include new helmets, gloves, trousers, jackets, firefighting coats and eye protection. 

New leather fire boots will also be issued as required. 

There will also be new high-visibility lightweight jackets suitable for non-fire incidents such as road crashes and rescues, as well as full new kit for the water rescue teams and drone pilots, a spokesman said.

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