Rushworth CFA to get new tanker
18 April 2016
Monday 18 April 2016
The Rushworth CFA Brigade will benefit from the supply of a new heavy tanker being delivered as a result of design and planning works undertaken by the Liberal Nationals Coalition in government.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said the tanker was one of 40 currently being built for use across the state.
“This is great news for Rushworth and a legacy of The Nationals significant $65.8 million investment in CFA infrastructure and resources while in government,” Ms Ryan said.
“I can’t speak highly enough of the remarkable and selfless job our CFA volunteers do in protecting their community from fire and I know that the new tanker will be a great asset to our local brigade.”
The new truck is an Iveco Eurocargo Prototype Heavy Tanker Crew Cab Chassis (4x4) and is set to be passed into the hands of the brigade this year.
“This tanker will provide a new level of service to the Rushworth CFA, better protecting volunteers with improved safety measures,” Ms Ryan said.
“This will also mean that Rushworth and the surrounding community will be better protected from the threat of fire throughout the year and particularly in the drier summer months.
“I am proud of the commitment we made to the CFA and its volunteers in government and I am pleased to see that the new vehicles are finally being delivered across the state.”