Latest Bushfire Tanker headed to Southern Tablelands – Goulburn

Latest Bushfire Tanker headed to Southern Tablelands – Goulburn
Latest Bushfire Tanker headed to Southern Tablelands – Goulburn
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Published: 14 May 2024 09:16am

A new, state-of-the-art Bushfire Tanker has arrived in Goulburn to protect the communities of the state’s Southern Tablelands.

Valued at $450,000, the Category One tanker is the latest of 34 new appliances funded by the NSW Government after the devastating 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires.

The Isuzu is a multi-purpose, off-road-capable tanker that can carry more water than typical urban fire engines.

The four-wheel drive also incorporates a new ‘Halo’ cabin protection spray system to protect its crew in flash-over situations.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Southern Region Commander, Greg Buckley, welcomed the new addition to the local fleet.

“This new truck will replace the aging tanker that’s reached the end of its service life and the Goulburn crew can’t wait to put it through its paces,” Chief Superintendent Buckley said.

“The nozzle fitted to the front of the truck means the crew can use a remote control to pour water onto a fire from the safety of the cabin.

“It’s built to handle the rigors of the Australian bush with ease.” Emergency Services Minister, Jihad Dib, said the addition of the Bushfire Tanker will further help FRNSW serve the Goulburn community.

“The $18 million investment in these modern and versatile vehicles will benefit communities for years to come, making it incredibly worthwhile.” Minister Dib said.

“I’m very pleased to see that 30 of the new vehicles are now installed at FRNSW stations across the state.”

 
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