NSW Rural Fire Service’s Kurnell brigade has taken delivery of a new, $330,000, Category 1 dual-cab fire tanker.
The tanker can carry up to 4000 litres of water, providing it with a substantially longer firefighting capability than smaller vehicles.
Cronulla MP and Attorney-General Mark Speakman, who attended a training session, said RFS Kurnell now has two Category 1 engines.
Category 1 engines are deployed mainly in locations where built-up residential areas adjoin bushland.
Mr Speakman said the brigade had also received a state government grant of $4280, which had been used “to purchase equipment and resources to
better engage with, and educate, the local community about fire safety”.
“The NSW Government has allocated $30 million for new RFS firefighting equipment state wide in the 2017-2018 budget,” he said.