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Fleet Management and Fleet Maintenance
The Fleet Management team is responsible for the entire Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) vehicle fleet, a vital asset in delivery of the HFRS Fire and Rescue Service plan.
The primary function of the Fleet Maintenance Centre (FMC) is to maintain a fully operational fleet of vehicles at all times.
We provide vehicles that are fit for purpose on a timely and cost-effective basis.
We consistently review our design specifications in order to meet the expectations of operational response personnel, achieving high road safety standards, reducing our carbon footprint and keeping pace with changes in technology.
We monitor our progress by timely consultation and review, engaging with our 'customer' emergency response personnel and through the Performance Indicators established for the Fleet Management team.
We strive to reduce our overall fleet costs without compromising quality and functionality.
The purpose-built fleet maintenance facility will allow the fleet management team to provide an appropriate and cost-effective fleet maintenance provision to the Service and, in doing so, play an important role in support of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service plan.
Our Fleet Maintenance Centre (FMC) practices must comply with maintenance/servicing schedules that are stipulated by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and external authorities and defects dealt with cost effectively and quickly. The FMC is also tasked with:
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is working to reduce its carbon footprint and, to help achieve this, the Service audits the vehicle fleet with a view to reducing the carbon emissions produced.
Where possible, existing vehicles are being replaced with smaller, more fuel-efficient models which produce lower carbon emissions.
We are actively purchasing vehicles that will comply with even stricter exhaust emission regulations (Euro 5), which are not due to be enforced until 2010.
The first 'Euro 4' fire appliances were delivered in January 2008 and the first 'Euro 5' compliant vehicle is Southsea Fire Station’s new aerial appliance.
All bulk stocks of diesel on HFRS sites are replenished with bio-blend diesel. Every three months, HFRS receives a carbon saving certificate from the fuel supplier, indicating savings made according to fuel supplied.