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Mt Buninyong receives 100th tanker

SEM Fire and Rescue is proud to have produced the 100th tanker for CFA, which was handed over to Mt Buninyong brigade.

 The 2.4C medium tanker was handed over to brigade Captain Dave Harbour with passion and excitement.

The tanker is worth around $350,000 and was funded through a joint partnership between the State Government, CFA and Mt Buninyong brigade and community. Mt Buninyong brigade and the local community invested around $50,000.

The tanker seats five crew and its features include air conditioning, electric windows, air horn, fog lights, reversing camera, electric cab tilt and self-latching rear crew deck access. It also incorporates all the latest CFA safety features.

Jon Julian, SEM Fire and Rescue Product Manager, said it takes about two months to build a tanker from scratch and it was a huge milestone for the manufacturer to make their 100th tanker.

Captain Dave Harbour thanked SEM Fire and Rescue and the State Government for their support, but also made note of the excellent leaders within the Mt Buninyong brigade and the strong Juniors program which will ensure the brigade continues to support the local area.

The Harbour family is well known in the Mt Buninyong area. Albert Harbour was captain for 20 years from 1945-1965 and current captain David has held this position for 12 years. Alan Harbour also donated land for the current fire station to be built on in 1991.

The event was very well attended with the handover of a large key from SEM Fire and Rescue to Mt Buninyong brigade.

SEM Fire and rescue should be commended for their efforts in producing high-quality vehicles for brigade use.

Pictures by Blair Dellemijn - CFA Photographer.

Last Updated: 20 August 2014