Toyota Stories: West Midlands’ Hilux fire response vehicles

For more than three years, the hard-working Toyota Hilux has been aiding West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) as a Brigade Response Vehicle (BRV), a valuable asset to the fire service due to the Toyota’s dependability, load-carrying capability and rugged off-road ability.

The fire service, which provides a fire and rescue response to more than 2.7 million people across an area of 350 square miles, has a compelling need for reliable, robust and excellent off-road vehicles like the Hilux Invincible. Being smaller than a normal fire engine, the Hilux can provide faster response times through traffic to reach incidents, and its legendary all-wheel drive performance gives the firefighters better access to remote locations.

After a thorough evaluation of the different vehicle options, West Midlands Fire Service decided upon the Hilux as its impressive 3.5-tonne load-carrying capacity allows it to carry all the equipment necessary to cover a range of incidents, including the large hydraulic ‘jaws of life’ so often used to save lives during road traffic accidents. “With the equipment we can carry, we can deal effectively with most incidents the same as a larger fire engine,” explains WMFS crew commander Paul Martin.

Toyota Hilux Brigade Response Vehicle

With years of service under their tyres already, the Hilux BRVs have proven themselves to be valuable members of the team, reliably coming to the rescue of people in the West Midlands several times every day.

Discover how you can benefit from the same dependable service by visiting the dedicated Hilux section of the Toyota website.

See also:
Toyota Stories: Bob Bacon’s 30-year old Toyota Hilux
Toyota Stories: Imerys and the Toyota Hilux
History of the Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux Brigade Response Vehicle

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Comments (10)

  1. 1. PLEASE I WILL LIKE TO KNOW THE PRICE OF THE TOYOTA HILUX FIRE ENGINE 4X4s. (Mini fire engine) Chassis.

    2. PRICE TOYOTA HINO 500 SERIES 13.216 4X4 CHASSIS ( FIRE ENGINE) 4500 LITRES.

    3. TOYOTA 13 – 216 SINGLE CAB. 4X4 CHASSIS 3600 LITRES

    1. Hi Harry
      Thanks for your post. Glad you like the Hilux. Withe regard to the fire trucks we do not sell these as modified vehicles. What you need to do is to buy the Hilux and then contact this company who can advise on the cost regarding modification. http://www.pickup-systems.com/
      We are not sure which country you are emailing from but we do not sell the Hino brand through Toyota GB PLC. Let us know and we will try and point you in the right direction.
      Hope this helps

    2. OK… Am sending message from Nigeria in West Africa.
      Secondly, how much is the cost of the Toyota Hilux Invisible. (Fire Engine).

      Thanks so much for your understanding.
      I appreciate.

      1. Hello Harry
        Thanks for your reply.
        We have checked this further and the price of the Hilux Fire truck is between £50,000 and £60,000 dependent on the modifications completed.
        Hope this helps but let us know if you have any other questions.

        1. Thank you so much,
          Please can i have a contact Email Address and Phone number?
          Secondly, do you also supply fire equipment and Training of fire men?

          I appreciate.
          thanks

          1. Hi Harry
            Thanks for your post.
            Just to let you know we do not train fire personnel and suggest you research this further online to help advise on companies who provide this.
            Hope this helps.

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