Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser is delighted to present Coffs Harbour City SES Unit with its new emergency response vehicle.
Mr Fraser is represented the Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant at the official handover ceremony.
“The NSW Government is proud to support this outstanding local unit by funding a $270,000 emergency response medium rescue truck,” Mr Fraser said.
The purchase is part of the Government’s $56 million fleet replacement program over the next four years.
“It’s one of many initiatives the NSW Government is investing in to ensure SES volunteers have the equipment they need for the important role they play in the community.
“The Coffs Coast can be assured our local SES volunteers are the best equipped to respond to floods, storms and other emergency situations.”
NSW SES Commissioner Mark Smethurst, who shared the honours at Tuesday's handover, welcomed the new addition to the local SES vehicle fleet.
“This new truck ensures the Coffs Harbour City Unit volunteers can respond to emergencies with speed and efficiency,” Mr Smethurst said.
“It’s a welcome asset and will be a great resource the next time our volunteers are called out to respond to natural disasters or assist with search and rescue operations.
The Isuzu MY 18 medium rescue truck has a carrying capacity for up to six team members. It’s also fully equipped with the latest rescue response gear including eDraulic second generation road crash rescue gear as well as lift, stabilisation and height safety equipment.
The NSW SES Coffs Harbour City Unit comprises 79 volunteers who have carried out 230 emergency tasks over the past year.