Bring on the Heavies

johnboy 12 August 2010 1

Simon Corbell and a heavy tanker

Simon Corbell, as Minister for Police and Emergency Services, has been playing with the big toys and turning over the keys to 11 new heavy fire fighting tankers.

“These new large fire fighting tankers provide the ACT with improved capability to protect our community from the threat of bushfires this summer,” Mr Corbell said.

“The Government has invested $3.3m to fund these tankers as part of the ESA increased vehicle replacement program.

“It is essential that both our rural and urban fire brigades are resourced with the best possible equipment to ensure the safety of the crew, and ongoing community protection.”

Each one of the Hino 4×4 crew cabs contains a 3600 litres water capacity with low water level warning alarm and can seat up to five fire fighters. The tankers have been built with a larger pump and engine for improved operational efficiency.

And here before the start of the season!

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CanberraCreative CanberraCreative 8:31 pm 12 Aug 10

Behind the scenes video with the new tankers:

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