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Pole saw uses Bronto hydraulics
A new concept hydraulic Pole Saw has been developed by a team at Bendigo Fire Station to improve the capability of the Bronto Ladder Platform.
The saw, designed to enable more efficient access to people and fire, and better safety for firefighters, will be one of more than 60 projects on display at the upcoming Emergency Services Project Expo on 14 September.
Leadng Firefighter Jaron de Prada, who will be displaying the saw at the Expo, said that the application of this type of equipment to firefighting is a world first.
“Using the Bronto hydraulic system provides an inexpensive ‘plug and play’ tool that is complementary to all aerial operations,” he said.
“It means that salvage, overhaul and other tasks can be carried out more efficiently.”
The project team has successfully trialled and proved the pole saw at numerous incidents, leading to its Chief-Officer-approved implementation across the entire CFA Bronto fleet.
The Emergency Services Project Expo will be held between 10.30am and 5pm at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Preston. Entry and parking is free for emergency services members, friends and family.
CFA, MFB, DEPI and SES will display a range of innovative operational and non-operational projects, including various trucks, boats and other equipment.
Read more at http://www.projectexpo.com.au
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