Rescue vehicle boosts safety

COMMUNITY safety in Marburg and the surrounding district has been enhanced with the delivery of a new fire and rescue vehicle worth around $385,000 to staff at the Marburg Fire and Rescue Station.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Western Command Acting Area Director, Greg Sherlock, said the Type 2 Urban Pumper Tanker was part of the fleet management scheme.

“Marburg Station was fortunate enough to receive the new vehicle, which is fully equipped with all the road accident rescue equipment,” he said

“It has the modern equipment with the high pressure pump and hose reels that are a bit more advanced than the auxiliary pumps we normally have.

“This is currently the top of the line equipment.”

Mr Sherlock said the new tanker would be useful for the large area Marburg Fire and Rescue Station covers.

“Marburg shares response zones with Rosewood and the outer areas of Ipswich along the highway as far as Hatton Vale,” he said.

“As the designs are evolving, we are upgrading pumps and getting efficient hose reels.”

He said the Marburg's firefighters should be acknowledged for their hard work.

“All the firefighters received training for upskilling for the purposes of learning to use the new equipment,” he said.

“This was not compulsory and they had to take time off their other jobs to do it, as there were a few things that are different in the old tanker.”


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