NSW SES Stroud Unit has a new $179,000 emergency response vehicle.
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter, this week officially presented the equipment to members.
“This Government of which I am a member is proud to support the NSW SES and its volunteers with this $179,000 emergency response truck as part of a five year $46 million Operational Fleet funding project,” Mr Johnsen said.
“We continue to place the highest priority on the safety of our local NSW SES volunteers by making sure they have the necessary equipment to carry out their lifesaving work.
“The NSW SES Stroud Unit is a small but important group of 17 volunteers. In the last 12 months, they have responded to more than 30 emergency tasks.”
Mr Johnsen thanked the local volunteers for their outstanding contribution to the safety of the Stroud community.
“It is essential that Stroud Unit volunteers have the best vehicles, tools and equipment in order to undertake their vital work in responding to the floods, storms and other emergencies,” Mr Johnsen said.
NSW SES Mid North Coast Region’s Learning and Development Officer Mr John Orrock said the new vehicle will help volunteers carry out important emergency response work.
“This new vehicle is a welcome asset to the Stroud Unit’s fleet and will be used in a number of tasks including in storm and flood response, and supporting other agencies during land searches,” Mr Orrock said.
The Mercedes Sprinter AWD Crew Cab Chassis truck has many state of the art features including roller shutters, a purpose built chainsaw maintenance drawer, internal LED lighting and a custom made protection bar fitted with a winch and driving lights.
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