Firefighters reveal their new hi-tech trucks
TWO new state-of-the-art fire trucks which can pump 4000 litres of water a minute into a blaze have been commissioned by the Tasmania Fire Service.
Customised for Tasmanian conditions, the two trucks will become part of the firefighting fleet in Hobart and Launceston.
Tasmania Fire Service chief officer Chris Arnol said the trucks are a welcome replacement to firefighting units.
“These trucks are the most technologically advanced in Australia with state-of-the-art features to keep our firefighters safe while moving in the vehicle, and when it is stationary at incidents,” he said.
The in-built compressed air foam system will allow the trucks to be used at a range of incidents such as structure fires, during asset protection at bushfires and difficult to extinguish tyre fires.
They also feature “low tone” sirens, road crash rescue equipment and are low-emission.
WELCOME: TFS officers Bruce Oakley, Sandy Eaton and Val Ansett with one of the new heavy pumpers.