Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is now better equipped to respond to emergencies and calls for assistance from the community following the rollout of a fleet of new next generation response vehicles.
As part of a $28 million aerial replacement program funded by the NSW Government, fire stations like Hornsby Fire Station will put to good use one of 13 new Bronto Skylift Ladder Platforms and the EGI Klubb Aerial Pumpers.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the new vehicles would serve to improve emergency response in NSW at a time when it is needed most.
“FRNSW do an incredible job in responding to countless emergencies across NSW, which was on display to the community during the horrible bushfire season we experienced over the summer. It’s only fitting that the NSW Government continues to back our frontline emergency services workers through an investment in vehicles to improve emergency response,” Mr Elliott said.
“While the NSW Government is rightly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, it’s important we still work to ensure all our fire agencies have the equipment and resources they need ahead of the next fire season this year.”
Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said the addition of a EGI Klubb Aerial Pumper will increase firefighting and rescue capabilities.
“The communities in and around Hornsby will be the first to benefit from these state-of-the-art fire trucks,” Mr Kean said.
“The new EGI Klubb Aerial Pumpers are equipped with rescue cages with breathable air and the ability to send realtime imagery.
“It is a more compact unit than current designs operating at an increased working height from 15 metres to 24 metres due to its unique articulating boom.”
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