Fire­fight­ers bol­stered

Hills Gazette - - NEWS -

VOL­UN­TEER fire­fight­ers in the Hills have taken de­liv­ery of two light tankers funded through the emer­gency ser­vices levy paid by Mundaring Shire ratepay­ers.

The new ap­pli­ances are part of the Glen For­rest and Park­erville vol­un­teer fire bri­gades’ in­ci­dent re­sponse fleet.

Glen For­rest bri­gade cap­tain Mark Jeans said the new ap­pli­ance re­placed the bri­gade’s 10year-old tanker and was piv­otal to fire­fight­ing and haz­ard re­duc­tion burn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Depart­ment of Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices sup­plied the pur­pose-built ve­hi­cles, each worth more than $140,000.

Chief bush fire con­trol of­fi­cer Jamie O’Neill said crew pro­tec­tion on the fire ground was para­mount.

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