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New trucks for bush fire brigades

Two Denmark bush fire brigades took delivery of new fire trucks last week.

Peaceful Bay and Nornalup bush fire volunteers received new 3.4 Urban Tanker fire trucks, which come with comprehensive safety features.

The new trucks were given to the Shire of Denmark by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services using State emergency services levy funds.

Shire community emergency services manager Scott Medhurst said the levy was crucial in securing resources to protect the Denmark community and volunteers.

“This funding continues to improve our fleet and equipment and over recent years has strengthened our capacity to respond to fires,” he said.

“The funding also allows us to conduct bushfire mitigation activities such as prescribed and hazard-reduction burning to keep communities safe.”

The new fire trucks feature 3000-litre water tanks and dual caps to transport up to six firefighters.

They will replace the 20-year-old appliances previously used by the Peaceful Bay and Nornalup brigades.

“I am hopeful that new and modern firefighting appliances and equipment will be a catalyst for more people to be encouraged to volunteer with the Bush Fire Service,” Mr Medhurst said.

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