NSW rural fire departments receive new trucks

The NSW government is replacing fire trucks for their rural fire service as part of their implementation of the Bushfire inquiry's recommendations.

NSW rural fire departments receive new trucks
The new trucks were assembled in factories across NSW.

The 400th fire truck has been delivered to the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service (RFS) as part of an $800 million government investment in response to the Bushfire inquiry.

The inquiry was commissioned by the NSW government in response to the 2020 bushfire to better prepare the state for future fire seasons.

One of the key recommendations of the inquiry was replacing the bush fire tanker trucks used by the RSF.

Nationals Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke was pleased to see the government delivering on the inquiry.

"Two years on from that horror fire season, we are committed to implementing the recommendations of the Bushfire inquiry," Cooke says.

"Making sure our RFS volunteers are better equipped to handle bush fires will help keep communities across NSW safer into the future,"

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 The new trucks have been assembled at four factories across NSW.

RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers says the increased funding has greatly benefited brigades members and communities.

"While the existing trucks have served our brigades well, it’s important that the latest and safest equipment is provided to our members to keep themselves safe and best serve communities," says Rogers.


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