Moruya’s new fire truck would have Fireman Sam smoking with jealousy.
The $325,000, Mercedes Benz firefighting tanker is a ‘Class 2’ pumper.
Moruya Fire and Rescue Captain Mark Gould said the key improvements on the previous truck were “a much bigger cab, which is safer and more comfortable.
There is also a display for the rear of the cab, LED displays, and some changes to the back of the truck to make accessing breathing apparatus easier”.
Bega MP Andrew Constance said the new pumper would improve the capacity of Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters to deal with fires, accidents, chemical spills and other emergencies.
In 2015/16, Moruya firefighters responded to 95 emergency calls and took part in more than 85 activities to educate the community about fire safety.
Captain Gould said he had been part of the brigade for twenty years.
“I still love it. I’m lucky to have a great crew, and great bosses – it’s fantastic to see the younger faces coming through too,” he said.
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