One of the busiest brigades in the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Mid Coast District has picked up a new fire fighting tanker.
Nabiac Brigade received the new tanker earlier this month as part of an on-going NSW RFS program that will see several new vehicles enter the district over the year.
Nabiac Brigade captain Keith Nicholls said: “The new tanker, the first of its kind in this district, has already been called out five times in the first week.”
“It’s a terrific asset to the community and the brigade, it has a slightly larger water capacity and easier to drive over rough terrain.
“The new tanker provides greater safety refinements and more comfortable seating for brigade members.
“The old taker provided a service to the community for approximately 16 years and attended over 1600 call-outs in that time.”
District manager Superintendent Kam Baker said: “The new trucks are worth more than $300,000 each but to the local community and to the members of this brigade they are an invaluable resource.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to praise all our volunteers for their ongoing efforts each and every day, particularly when dealing with emergencies across the Mid Coast District.
“The NSW RFS, State and local governments are committed to providing volunteer firefighters with the equipment they need to carry out the important work they do to protect their local communities from fire.”