Tampu Bush Fire Service will be better equipped to fight fires this bushfire season after receiving a brand new appliance.
The refurbished $39,600 light tanker is an upgraded model aligning to the current series standard.
Acting Area Manager Mortlock Troy Smith said the new appliance would enhance the capabilities of the crew to respond to emergencies quickly and efficiently in the Tampu area.
“The old light tanker was nearing the end of its service life and the new one features upgraded design for better operational use by the Tampu volunteer bush fire service firefighters,” Mr Smith said.
“Coming up to what is predicted to be a very busy bushfire season the new light tanker will be put to good use protecting the local community.”
“The water carrying capacity of the new light tanker is 550 litres, and was obtained as part of the emergency services levy.”
Mr Smith said people needed to protect themselves this bushfire season and help firefighters by ensuring their property was well prepared and they had a bushfire survival plan in place.
“It is your responsibility to reduce the risk to your family and home, and take actions to survive a bushfire by being prepared and planning what you would do if a bushfire occurred well in advance,” he said.
“For more information on how you can prepare for a bushfire visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au to view FESA’s Prepare. Act. Survive. document.”