Dou­ble vi­sion yes, two new trucks

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STE­WART ni­cola.ste­wart@wrcn. co.nz

There is a good buzz at the Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade.

Last month, the sta­tion was given two new fire trucks by the New Zealand Fire Ser­vice.

‘‘I haven’t heard of it hap­pen­ing be­fore,’’ chief fire of­fi­cer Kevin Cur­tis said.

‘‘ The last time we had a new truck was seven years ago.

‘‘I think there’s def­i­nitely a good buzz through the bri­gade.’’

One truck, a type 1 with one high pres­sure hose reel, would most likely re­spond to a small fire.

The sec­ond, a type 2 with two high pres­sure hose reels and res­cue ex­tri­ca­tion equip­ment, would re­spond to a car ac­ci­dent or search and res­cue event.

Up­grade: The Mata­mata Vol­un­teer Fire Bri­gade has two new fire trucks.

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