A NEW Red Cross fire and emergency vehicle will be unveiled on Wednesday.
The community has worked hard over the last 12 months to fund the new £40,000 vehicle – and have reached their goal thanks to generous donations from Lancashire residents and match funding of £20,000 from local firm Ainscough Training Services Limited in Leyland.
The new vehicle will replace the current 13 year old one, in order to help Red Cross volunteers support people affected by fires, floods, power outages and other emergencies.
It will be officially launched at an event at Preston fire station on Wednesday.
The dedicated team of volunteers are alerted to people in crisis by organisations such as Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service and use the vehicle as an immediate safe shelter for those affected by fires, floods and other emergencies in Lancashire.