Light tanker joins brigade fleet

Acting community emergency services manager Dayle Halleen, Mayor Tracey Roberts and regulatory services manager Alan McColl and, at back, Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade volunteer Struan Graham, north coastal acting district officer Phil Hay and Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade volunteer Michael Greenaway. Picture: Emma Reeves d414456
Acting community emergency services manager Dayle Halleen, Mayor Tracey Roberts and regulatory services manager Alan McColl and, at back, Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade volunteer Struan Graham, north coastal acting district officer Phil Hay and Wanneroo Central Bush Fire Brigade volunteer Michael Greenaway. Picture: Emma Reeves d414456

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said funds for the tanker, which replaces another which has fought many fires, came from the Emergency Services Levy that ratepayers contribute to.

‘The new appliance comes with the latest in crew protection systems, with drop-down fire-resistant curtains and in-cab fire blankets that will provide the crew with the highest level of protection available,’ Mrs Roberts said.

‘It is always a priority of the City to ensure our community is safe from fires (and) making sure our volunteers are well equipped is the first step to succeeding.’

Fitted with the latest communication and firefighting equipment, the unit was built on a Toyota Landcruiser.

The upgrade makes it reliable and suitable for the harsh and dangerous conditions that volunteer firefighters operate in.

Mrs Roberts thanked the Department of Fire and Emergency Services for its support to protect residents.

For more information about becoming a volunteer firefighter, visit www.wanneroobfb. org.au.