SLIMLINE fire engines which can squeeze past parked cars and down country lanes have been introduced by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Five new Light Rescue Pumps (LRPs) engines are now operating in the county.
They are lighter and smaller than traditional fire engines, an advantage in rural areas where roads are narrower and in town streets packed with parked cars.
The LRPs will be located at Wellesbourne, Kenilworth and Bedworth.
Dep Ch Fire Officer Gary Phillips said: “Not only are they smaller than the standard fire appliance, but they are also more manoeuvrable, more cost effective and they bring with them the very latest in technology and equipment.
“Further benefits are that these appliances are much more fuel efficient, they produce lower levels of CO2 and we believe that due to their smaller dimensions and better manoeuvrability, that they will assist us to improve our emergency response times.”