Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are proud to have a fleet of vintage fire appliances including an 1870’s Shand Mason steamer, four pumps dating from 1938 - 1955 along with an original horse drawn manual pump and a V8 Safari Land Rover.
As a Heritage Team volunteer you get to drive and display all of these machines (dependent on licence limitations), you don’t necessarily have to hold an LGV licence although it would be great if you have one.
Other duties include maintenance, polishing (there’s lots of brass) and restoration. We do all this to conserve these vehicles for future generations to enjoy.
The heritage team and vehicles represent Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in promotional campaigns and have appeared in television drama productions such as BBC’s WPC 56 and ITV’s Grantchester.
Volunteer uniform is provided along with travel expenses.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the application form:
Booking request form
If you would like a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service vintage vehicle to attend your event, please download and complete the booking form and return to the Volunteer Coordinator, Sadler Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2FQ email@example.com.
Heritage Vehicle Booking Request For (new window, Word Document 332KB)
If you want any more information please contact us:
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ
Telephone: Claire Bennett on 01606 868654
Last updated: Monday 15 May 2017