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Medium Tanker handovers
Three new medium tankers were handed over to Brigades in the Western District by Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay MLC on Sunday 8 December
The Brigades, each hosted their own event where Captains Alan Jones (Waubra Fire Brigade), Jim Hare (Cardigan Fire Brigade) and Alan McCartney (Burrumbeet Fire Brigade) were each officially presented with the keys to their new vehicles.
The funding for the vehicles was made possible through the CFA Vehicle Replacement Program.
The cab chassis incorporates room for a 5 person crew, and includes a water tank which holds 2350 litres, including 650 litres for the vehicle/crew spray protection system.
The new tanker incorporates all of the latest CFA safety features, including lap/sash seatbelts, Thermaguard radiant heat protection curtains that are fitted to all cabin windows; a vehicle/crew spray protection system that has been fitted with switch activation from both the cabin and crew
tray area, external roll protection bar with a drop-down radiant heat protection curtain, and an internal Cabin support bar. It is also equipped with air conditioning, electric windows, air horn, fog lights, reversing camera, electric cab tilt and self latching rear crew deck access.
SEM Project Manager Jon Julian was also on hand to oversee the handover of Cardigan Fire Brigade
Quickfill trailer. SEM worked closely with the Brigade to design and develop the Brigades needs for the trailer into plans prior to manufacturing the unit.
The trailer was paid for by donations received from their calendar run throughout the communities of Cardigan and Cardigan Village, donations from IGA and the grant system for the generator and flood lights. Signs were donated by Robert Young Signs.
National Emergency Medal presentation at Cardigan-Windermere Fire Brigade
Cardigan Fire Brigade members, Captain Jim Hare, 1st Lieutenant David Backhouse and 4th Lieutenant, Brian Ure were recently presented with their National Emergency Service medal.
VESEP Grant Acknowledged
Waubra Fire Brigade and Burrumbeet fire brigades were also successful in the 2013 Victorian Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) and this was also acknowledged at the presentations.
Waubra Fire Brigade received $50,000?? to erect a much needed extension to their station to expand its operation with the provision of a meeting room, kitchen, office, storage room and a PPC Turn out Area.
Burrumbeet Fire Brigade received a grant to provide electricity to the building and provide a personal access door to the storage shed.