BALDIVIS Volunteer Fire and Emergency volunteers received a new fire truck yesterday.
The new truck is worth half a million dollars and will improve the volunteers’ capabilities.
Captain Neil Chaplin said the new truck will give crews better access to equipment.
Previously the volunteers attended bushfires and were a back-up for the Rockingham fire station.
After extensive training, the volunteers extended their skill set and can now attend incidents such as house fires and car crashes.
“We’ve been very busy,” Captain Chaplin said.
“We will now train for about two weeks to use the new fire truck.”
The Baldivis fire service has 52 volunteers.