New truck to help fire­fight­ing ef­fort

Southern Telegraph - - News - Emily Sharp

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.

Pic­ture: City of Man­durah

The Man­durah South­ern Districts Bush Fire Bri­gade takes de­liv­ery of its new fire­fight­ing truck.

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