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Incident Response Unit

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Incident Response Unit


  • Height: 3.2 metres
  • Length: 11.2 metres (inc FLT)
  • Width: 2.5 metres
  • Load Weight: 26 tonnes

Engine: MAN 6-cylinder diesel

Specialist information: The Incident Response Unit (IRU) is a mass decontamination and firefighter decontamination unit provided by the Government as part of a national strategy to deal with any incidents involving chemical or hazardous materials. It carries a rear-mounted fork lift truck to facilitate loading and unloading of the decontamination units and associated equipment. The Service operates an IRU located at Hereford Fire Station, it carries a crew of two and when deployed is accompanied by a supporting appliance.