VRA Rescue NSW will receive nine (9) new specialist rescue vehicles worth over $2.75 million, with the official handover taking place on Saturday, May 27th in Dubbo.
The vehicles include five (5) Medium Rescue vehicles for the Leeton, Lithgow, Merriwa, Narooma, and Corowa Squads, two (2) 4WD Remote Access Light Rescue vehicles for the Quirindi and Guyra Squads, one (1) specialist rescue support vehicle, and one (1) 4WD Command and Logistics Support vehicle to operate across NSW.
Commissioner, Brenton Charlton, conveyed his deep appreciation for the ongoing and unwavering support of the NSW Government in providing vital resources and state-of-the-art technology.
Our new specialist vehicles enhance the safety of our highly skilled rescue specialists, enabling them to deliver world-class rescue services in Rural, Regional, and Remote NSW around the clock, regardless of the environment or terrain.
Minister for Emergency Services, Jihad Dib expressed his support for the lifesaving work of VRA Rescue NSW and the selfless service of the volunteers who give their valuable time to help others.
“I have the utmost respect for anyone who sacrifices their own time to help those in greater need than themselves and it’s a genuine pleasure to provide these specialised vehicles to VRA Rescue NSW so that important work can continue.” Mr. Dib said.
“I hope these vehicles aren’t needed on a regular basis but when they are called in to service, I trust they will make the lives of those working in them easier and help greater protect the lives of the people they serve.”
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said he is grateful for the important work done by VRA Rescue NSW volunteers.
“VRA Rescue NSW plays a crucial role in our local communities, providing vital emergency response services,” Mr Saunders said.
“I am confident that these new vehicles will further enhance the capabilities of the rescue squads, enabling them to respond swiftly and effectively in times of need.”