Orange Fire Station become lucky owners of brand new fire truck

NEW TRUCK: Rick Colless, Reg Kidd, Yvette Quinn, Dane Philippe, Brett Jackson, Shane Brinkworth, Mark Bell, Joe Williamson. Photo: 0730jktruck3
NEW TRUCK: Rick Colless, Reg Kidd, Yvette Quinn, Dane Philippe, Brett Jackson, Shane Brinkworth, Mark Bell, Joe Williamson. Photo: 0730jktruck3

Fire fighters will have access to state-of-the-art technology thanks to the delivery of a new fire truck on Monday.

Orange Fire Station received a $580,000 ‘Class 3 pumper’ with enhanced lighting control to assist in illuminating house fires and road scenes.

Station Commander Dane Philippe said the new technology would be a vital asset to increase successful rescue outcomes.

“We’re very proud to take ownership,” Mr Philippe said.

The new truck enables lighting control from inside the vehicle using an automated arm which sits atop its roof.

It has a front mounted winch to assist with rescues and the capacity to pump 4000 litres of water a minute.

Fire and Rescue NSW Regional West Zone Commander Brett Jackson said Orange firefighters do a “tremendous job” and providing them with the latest technology was a priority.

To mark the handover, the fire station received a visit from Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless and Nationals candidate for Orange Yvette Quinn.

Orange City Council’s Reg Kidd thanked the NSW government for the truck he said was critical for the safety of the city.

The new pumper replaced a 10 year old truck now on its way to Sydney to see out its career fighting city fires.

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