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All fired up for UK City of Culture 2017

17 January 2017

Pink, blue, white, orange and Martin Green were to the fore in Trinity Square today as Humberside Fire and Rescue Service unveiled its new Hull 2017 UK City of Culture wrapped engine.

All fired up for UK City of Culture 2017

Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations were always going to be colourful, memorable and just that little bit different!

With this in mind, the creative team at Hull 2017 have teamed up with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to create a unique head-turning fully wrapped fire engine. The brand new Scania pump will form part of the round the clock emergency service cover which will ensure that the people of Hull and its visitors have a safe and enjoyable year.

The brand new engine will first be housed at East Hull before moving to the new Hull Central Fire Station on Spring Street – itself no stranger to the city’s creative scene! It will be fully operational, but also in high demand at community and cultural events across the region and further afield throughout the year.

Special guests gathered in the regenerated Trinity Square to see the striking new engine arrive in front of the imposing Holy Trinity Church.

Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders is delighted with the new addition to the Service’s fleet:

“Like the blade, we have kept this engine as our little secret for a number of weeks and hope that the people of Hull appreciate our small contribution to what will be a great year for Hull. We will be working alongside our colleagues at Humberside Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service to back up Martin, his staff and the excellent volunteers to make 2017 as safe as it can be.”

Martin Green, CEO and Director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said:

“We’re working closely with the emergency services to deliver a transformative year of culture that is enjoyable and safe for residents and visitors. The Hull 2017 branded fire engine is a great way of helping share the story right across the city.” 

More information about UK City of Culture events can be found at www.hull2017.co.uk

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