New fire truck for Bal­divis vol­un­teers

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BAL­DIVIS Vol­un­teer Fire and Emer­gency vol­un­teers re­ceived a new fire truck on Tues­day.

The new ve­hi­cle is worth half a mil­lion dol­lars and will im­prove the vol­un­teers’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

Cap­tain Neil Chap­lin said it would give crews bet­ter ac­cess to equip­ment.

Pre­vi­ously the vol­un­teers at­tended bush­fires and were a back-up for the Rock­ing­ham fire sta­tion.

Af­ter ex­ten­sive train­ing, the vol­un­teers ex­tended their skill set and can now at­tend in­ci­dents such as house fires and car crashes.

“We’ve been very busy,” Cap­tain Chap­lin said.

“We will now train for about two weeks to use the new fire truck.”

The Bal­divis fire ser­vice has 52 vol­un­teers.­mu­ni­ d471372

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Mem­bers of the Bal­divis Vol­un­teer Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vice with the new truck.

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