New and used fire trucks, ambulances and equipment
Fire Trucks for Africa (Pty) Ltd is a registered company in South Africa and the UK with offices in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. We supply new and used fire trucks and ambulances and related equipment to most African countries and some South American countries. South Africa is an exception as no used vehicles are allowed to be imported including fire trucks, which in most countries are regarded as specialised vehicles. The local content requirement also excludes any company that does not have production facilities in South Africa. A used aerial fire truck may be imported as no local production of these specialised units exists. The purchaser must still apply to the Department of Trade and Industry for an import permit. UK Fire Brigades have a policy where fire trucks are replaced on a regular basis irrespective of age and condition. This also applies to equipment such as expensive rescue tools, breathing apparatus and portable pumps. We can fit out a complete fire truck with all the equipment required, including full sets of PPE.
Argentina is in a similar situation to South Africa in terms of population and economy. That Government recently abolished an age restriction of 15 years old for used fire trucks. Fire departments can now import any age fire truck to provide protection for their communities. We recently supplied eight Mercedes Atego fire trucks, year 2007, to fire stations in Argentina with more to follow. Fire stations get an annual grant from the Argentinian Government to assist in the purchases.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have a direct affect on the economy and available finance for fire departments in the future. We may even see a change in South Africa allowing the import of necessary life and property saving vehicles in the future.
Contact: Fire Trucks for Africa (Pty) Ltd
Cell: +27 83 776 5213
Cell: +27 61 811 5566