Emergency response capability enhanced in NSW SES Central West Region

15/09/2017 03:42 PM


The Minister for Emergency Services, The Hon. Troy Grant MP and the Local Member for Bathurst, The Hon. Paul Toole MP officially handed over brand new Light Storm Damage Vehicles to Lithgow and Portland Units, a Medium Rescue Vehicle to the Bathurst Unit and a Heavy Rescue Vehicle to the Oberon Unit. The celebration took place at Central West Region Headquarters in Bathurst. The NSW State Government provided more than $872,000 to purchase four new emergency response vehicles, as part of a five year $46 million Operational Fleet funding project,” Mr Grant said.

NSW SES Deputy Commissioner Greg Newton said the new vehicles will help NSW SES volunteers in the Central West Region to carry out important emergency response work.

 “Over the past 12 months, NSW SES volunteers within the Central West Region have responded to over 2,300 calls for help for storm, flood and rescues contributing over 116,400 volunteer hours of service including responding to calls for help, training and attending community events.

 “These new vehicles are state of the art and specifically designed to provide storm and flood response capability, as well as general land search and rescue support to other emergency services organisations in an operational capacity,” said Mr Newton.

 “Having state of the art vehicles like these ensures our highly skilled NSW SES volunteers are ready to assist in storms, floods, rescues and other response operations,” he said.



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