New Fire Truck Hits The Road In Port Macquarie
Fire protection and emergency response in Port Macquarie has received a boost with the arrival of a brand new $310,000 fire truck.
The new Mercedes-Benz fire truck, referred to as a ‘Class 2’ pumper, is now in operation after being delivered to Port Macquarie Fire Station this week.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, said the new truck will increase the capacity of Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters to deal with fires, accidents, chemical spills and other emergencies.
“Heading into what’s predicted to be a tough bushfire season, this new fire truck will be a useful resource for our dedicated, hardworking firies protecting our community,” Mrs Williams said.
“This state-of-the art truck has a larger cabin than previous trucks, providing greater comfort and safety for firefighters. The rear of the truck has also been remounted and modified to provide more room for equipment.”
“The NSW State Government is committed to providing firefighters with the best equipment and technology available,” Mrs Williams added.
FRNSW Mid-North Coast Zone Commander David Gray said FRNSW continued to provide its firefighters with modern and safe vehicles for their vital work.
“The FRNSW fleet is made up of more than 650 fire engines and rescue vehicles across NSW and our priority is to ensure that firefighters have the best vehicles available to them to enable to the do their jobs effectively and safely,” Superintendent Gray said.
“The new truck will help firefighters better protect the Port Macquarie community and will help improve the overall quality of our emergency response.”
In 2013/14, Port Macquarie firefighters responded to more than 727 fire and emergency calls and took part in more than 223 activities designed to educate the local community about fire safety.
Posted on 16 Tue, December, 2014
by Leslie Williams