Bush fire-battling capability across the Central Coast is set for a major boost with a state-of-the-art tanker delivered to Wyoming Fire Station ahead of the peak danger season.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch handed over the keys to the $530,000 bush fire tanker.
“This multi-purpose four-wheel-drive truck features a water spray system to protect the crew, a compressed air foam system and a 3,500-litre water tank,” Mr Crouch said.
“It will enable our firefighters to access bush fires in difficult terrain as well as be used for building fires, rescues and other emergency incidents.
“This new truck will not only boost firefighting capability in our community but also ensure our firefighters have the best possible equipment and technology to protect life and property.”
Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said the new bush fire tanker has been funded through the NSW Government’s response to the independent Bushfire Inquiry.
“Replacing Fire and Rescue’s existing 22-year-old fleet of bush fire tankers is a priority for the NSW Government, which is why we committed a further $9 million in this year’s Budget to take the total number of new appliances to 34,” Ms Cooke said.
A total of $80 million has been provided to FRNSW in response to the Bushfire Inquiry’s 76 recommendations.