Western Australia Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan
New $500,000 Multi-Purpose Fire Appliance For Roleystone
Victor P Taffa
- New Urban Pump Type 3 multi-purpose appliance to boost capacity in Perth Hills
- $500,000 appliance designed with volunteer feedback
- Appliance funded under Emergency Services Levy
Perth Hills have been given greater emergency services support with the official delivery today of a new $500,000 multi-purpose fire appliance to the Roleystone Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS).
“This is a great example of volunteers and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services working closely together to achieve the right balance in delivering new appliances.” Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said.
“This new multi-purpose appliance will be a tremendous benefit for Roleystone and the wider Perth Hills area with its ability to respond to fires, road crashes and hazardous incidents.”
Urban Pump Type 3 can assist with fires, road crashes and hazardous material emergencies and will be used by the Roleystone VFRS, which last year was allocated Road Crash Rescue capability.
A number of Roleystone volunteers have been trained to assist with road crashes in addition to their firefighting capacity and they work closely with the Armadale Career Fire and Rescue Service. Last financial year the VFRS brigade attended 10 road crashes.
New appliance was designed in co-operation with volunteers who were part of a project advisory team.
Team worked closely with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services Operational Fleet Project on the design of new appliances for Western Australia’s fleet.
New multipurpose appliance, which carries 1,200 litres of water, can also be deployed throughout the wider metro area or State if required.
Appliance was funded under the Emergency Services Levy.