Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

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.

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