FIRED UP ABOUT NEW FOAM TRUCK
MT DRUITT Fire Station has taken delivery of a new $650,000 fire truck.
The compressed air foam (CAF) truck is part of a fleet of new fire trucks that use a special type of foam to combat building, vehicle and bush fires.
Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said the NSW Government had spent $12.4 million on the fleet of trucks.
“It is money well spent for our firefighters and NSW ,” Mr Elliott said. “This puts FRNSW ahead of the game.”
Mr Elliott said the new CAF trucks enabled firefighters to extinguish large, deep-seated fires quicker than using water.
“The foam acts as a barrier to flames, is biodegradable and reduces the risk of run-off into waterways,” he said.
FRNSW Western Sydney Zone Commander Superintendent David Taylor said Mt Druitt officers did a great job of protecting their community and this new fire truck would help them to perform their work even more effectively.