Frequently asked questions
How much will it cost?
Prices vary according to distance and time. Each and every quite is based on the details of the booking. Our evening hires start from £150 and children's parties start from £99 based on local locations.
Is it a real fire engine?
Yes it is. After serving as a frontline appliance we have simply adjusted the interior into a limousine type comfort level we pride ourselves on retaining the real feel of travelling in a fully operational fire appliance
How many people does the fire engine hold?
The Fire Engine carries 8 paying passengers. For children's parties this can be up to 7 children and 1 adult. Although there is ample space for more passengers, road traffic regulations stipulate that you can carry only 8 passengers. This is not flexible.
Other companies carry more than 8 passengers, Why dont you?
limousines are all restricted to a maximum of eight passengers no matter how large the vehicles are. There are NO exceptions to this rule. The reason for this is that to carry more than eight passengers the vehicle has to be registered as a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and have a Certificate of Initial Fitness issued (COIF). However NONE of the American limousines, (Including the large 4wheel drive Navigators, Escalades, Excursions, etc) comply with the requirements and are therefore restricted by law to a maximum of eight passengers.
If any operator tries to convince a client otherwise, they should:-
A) Not book with them
B) Inform the Police
C) Inform the National Limousine Association (UK)
D) Report them as illegal operators to the Vehicle Inspectorate on 0870 60 60 440 (option 4)
It is in every ones interest to ensure that the paying public are protected from unscrupulous operators. In the event of an overloaded, unlicensed limousine being involved in a serious or fatal accident, the repercussions could be drastic and the ultimate losers would be the customers and the bona-fide limousine operators.
How do I pay for my booking?
We require a booking fee to confirm your booking. Standard booking charge is a non refundable £50 deposit. The outstanding full balance is to be paid by cash on the day, at the begining of your hire period
Can we smoke on the vehicle?
NO unfortunately the vehicle is licensed therefore smoking is prohibited, however we will happliy stop during the hire for you to exit the vehicle for a smoking break