A new $580,000 foam firefighting truck capable of delivering 4000 litres of water a minute will place Bonnyrigg Heights firefighters “ahead of the game” says Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant.
Mr Grant joined local firies at the station on Tuesday to officially hand over the keys to the new truck known as a Class 3 pumper.
The pumper incorporates a foam system for fighting chemical, petrol and bush fires, and carries equipment for firefighting, chemical spills, rescues, and medical emergencies.
In 2016/17, Bonnyrigg Heights firefighters responded to more than 846 fire and emergency calls and took part in more than 177 educational activities.
“I’m always amazed by the skill and courage of firefighters, and this new resource will ensure they can keep on with that tremendous work,” Mr Grant said.
“This new truck will help put firefighters ahead of the game when it comes to managing all types of emergencies.
“The NSW Government is absolutely committed to providing firefighters with the very best equipment and technology available so they can continue to do what they do best – protect lives and property across this state.”
Fire and Rescue NSW [FRNSW] Metropolitan West Two Commander, Edward Salinas said the new truck will further improve the “overall quality” of their emergency response.
“Bonnyrigg Heights firefighters do a terrific job protecting the local community,” he said.
“The FRNSW fleet is made up of more than 650 fire engines and rescue vehicles so firefighters have the best equipment available to help anyone, anywhere, anytime.”