Photo courtesy of Great Ocean Photography.
Apollo Bay Fire Brigade received a new, upgraded rescue vehicle to support its members’ response to road accidents.
The brigade places a lot of importance on its road crash and high angle rescue capability and many brigade members are trained to undertake rescue operations.
Apollo Bay is located along one of the most popular tourist routes in Victoria which has winding roads and steep cliffs. This means the brigade is called out to many road crash rescue incidents every year.
Apollo Bay Captain David Howell said the truck offers the brigade better stowage to carry more equipment and built-in anchor points for incidents requiring rope rescues.
“We are often called on to use our rescue commitment at some complex and interesting operations in this area,” he said.
“We are pleased to add this upgraded vehicle to our fleet of two tankers, a pumper, field command vehicle and an ultralight.
“It will enable us to continue providing a high-quality service to the community at a wide range of emergency incidents.”
About a dozen members train regularly to keep their skills at a high level, ensuring the brigade can continue to serve the community in a busy and rapidly-growing area.
- Photo courtesy of Great Ocean Photography.