New fire trucks boast improved safety features

Published: Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 4:04:41 PM

Peaceful Bay and Nornalup Volunteer Bushfire Brigades each received a new 3.4 Urban Tanker fire truck today.

The new vehicles, with their improved safety features including a comprehensive crew protection system will be well received by the volunteer brigades.

The trucks were provided to the Shire by DFES using funds from the Emergency Services Levy.

Community Emergency Services Manager Scott Medhurst says the Levy, which is managed by DFES, is crucial in securing resources to protect the Denmark community and volunteers.

“This funding continues to improve our fleet and equipment and over recent years has strengthened our capacity to respond to fires. The funding also allows us to conduct bushfire mitigation activities such as prescribed and hazard reduction burning to keep communities safe,” he said.

The fire trucks replace 20-year-old appliances that served the Peaceful Bay and Nornalup communities well but were outdated and required increased maintenance to remain serviceable.

The increased capability and capacity of these appliances will allow volunteers to continue to provide an outstanding service to the community well into the future.

“I am hopeful that new and modern firefighting appliances and equipment will be a catalyst for more people to be encouraged to volunteer with the Bush Fire Service,” Mr Medhurst said.

 

SAFETY FEATURES AT A GLANCE

  • High Clearance 4x4
  • Automatic Vehicle Location system
  • Comprehensive Crew Protection System
  • Automatic transmission
  • 3000L water tank
  • Equipment suitable for firefighting within the Rural Urban Interface
  • Dual cab capable of transporting up to six firefighters
  • Diesel-powered pump

Shire of Denmark - new appliances

Neville Brass from Nornalup Volunteer BFB and Ivars Sulcs from Peaceful Bay Volunteer BFB in one of the new trucks.

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