Fire protection and emergency response in the Dubbo community will be enhanced after the handover of a new $450,000 pumper to Delroy Fire Station.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott joined Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders to handover the truck, that has a pump that supplies up to 3,000 litres of water a minute for firefighting operations and a Compressed Air Foam (CAFs) system to fight chemical, petrol and bush fires.
Mr Saunders says the vehicle is fitted with a GPS navigation unit and an electronic message board on the back to warn motorists of emergency operations.
“An upgrade such as this ensures that our firefighters have the best equipment and the latest technology to ensure the safety and protection of themselves and the people they protect in our community,” he said.
Mr Elliott said the new vehicle will serve to improve emergency response, providing even greater protection for local residents.
“FRNSW do a great job in responding to a variety of emergencies across NSW so it is pleasing that the NSW Government has recognised the wonderful work they do by providing new vehicles to improve emergency response,” Mr Elliott said.
“Delroy firefighters responded to more than 228 fire and emergency calls in 2019, so it is fitting that they receive this new pumper.”