Ecot event raises £4k for firefighters

PUBLISHED: 14:10 04 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:36 18 June 2010

A FIRE Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally at Escot on Sunday has raised around £4,000 for fire-fighting heroes.

A FIRE Engine and Vintage Vehicle Rally at Escot on Sunday has raised around £4,000 for fire-fighting heroes.

A 101-year-old horse-drawn steam pump was one of the main attractions at the event which drew in hundreds of visitors and featured dozens of vintage fire engines and vehicles as well as displays and other attractions.

Proceeds from the popular day, which usually takes place every two years, will go towards The Firefighters Charity.

Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell said: "The Service works hard to ensure that firefighters have the best vehicles and equipment to do their job.

"But we also value the proud history of our Service and have pride in our achievements.

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