New fire trucks for brigades

COUNTRY Fire Service brigades are set to gain new trucks as part of the service’s appliance program.

Black Rock, Burra, Hamley Bridge, Port Wakefield, Horrocks and Gilbert are some of the sites in the state to gain from the 22 vehicle roll-out. 

The new fire trucks are all equipped with potentially lifesaving burn-over technology, including water spray, deluge systems and in-cab breathing systems.

Trucks delivered include 34P appliances with a 3000 litre capacity and pumper capability meaning they can be used for grassfires or housefires and BWC13 bulk water carriers.

Emergency Services Minister Chris Picton said CFS volunteers work extremely hard to protect their communities and he was pleased the state government was able to provide them with the latest resources and equipment to protect their safety whilst they protect their communities.

“As we saw during the Pinery Fire, burn over technology is critical to ensuring the safety of our CFS volunteers during operations,” he said