New truck to help firefighting effort
The Mandurah Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade is now in a better position to protect life, property and the environment from fires, thanks to the delivery of a new truck.
The four-wheel-drive firefighting appliance, which has a 3000litre capacity, was delivered as a surprise to the brigade on April 29.
Members were extremely happy to receive the vehicle, which will greatly increase the fire- fighting capability in the southern area of Mandurah.
Department of Fire and Emergency Services district officer Terry Wegwermer and City of Mandurah emergency management co-ordinator Myra Giardini facilitated the handover and celebrated the delivery at the brigade’s annual dinner.
Chief executive Mark Newman said the City’s work with its emergency service partners was important to ensure they were prepared to protect the community. “It’s vital that our emergency service personnel are well equipped to manage fires and this new truck is a great asset to the brigade and our community,” he said.
“The work that our emergency service volunteers do is extremely important for our community — not only by reducing the risks to life and property, but also to our valued ecology, which can be devastated by high-intensity bushfires.”
For more details on the City’s fire management, call 9550 3777.
The Mandurah Southern Districts Bush Fire Brigade takes delivery of its new firefighting truck.