Light rescue pumping appliance (LRP)

This is a vehicle in our fleet that many people ask about. So, if you're interested in finding out more, you're in the right place! Here, you'll learn about the light rescue pumping appliance (LRP)'s vehicle types, dimensions and more.


What an LRP is

This is a smaller version of the Medium Rescue Pump (MRP). It responds to the same types of incidents as this, with just a slightly reduced capacity. However, it's better than the MRP at responding where road access may be restricted.

You'd find an LRP:

  • attending incidents
  • extinguishing all types of fire
  • rescuing people from buildings
  • pumping floodwater 
  • rescuing at Road Traffic Collisions (RTCs) 
  • at Special Service rescues.

Where it's used

There are approximately 42 LRPs in service. This includes training, driver training and reserve vehicles. They are spread out across the two counties.

How it's maintained

All vehicles and their equipment are maintained by the Fleet Maintenance team, who are based at one of four workshops throughout the two counties.

The only exceptions to this are the vehicle's communications systems (radio or mobile data links) which are maintained by the Communications department, which is based at Service Headquarters.

People who crew the vehicle

An OIC (which stands for Officer-In-Charge), a driver or pump operator and up to four other crew members.

Equipment on the light rescue pump

White Watch at Torquay Fire Station run through some of the equipment on their LRP.

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Equipment on the vehicle

Each appliance carries a variety of tools and equipment to deal with the emergencies they face. The LRP's equipment includes:

  • breathing apparatus 
  • water and foam delivery capabilities
  • multi-gas monitoring equipment
  • a Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC)
  • rescue or working from height equipment
  • ladders (up to 10.5 meters long)
  • water rescue equipment
  • hydraulic rescue equipment (used when attending RTCs).

The different types

  • Mitsubishi Canter/JDC and in-house built.
  • Iveco Eurocargo/Emergency One.











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14,100mm (wall to wall).