Two New Heavy Pumper Fire Trucks Joins Firefighting Fleet

Two New Heavy Pumper Fire Trucks Joins Firefighting Fleet

Tasmania Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton

Two New Fire Trucks Join TFS Fleet

Victor P Taffa

Hodgman Government is committed to ensuring the safety of all Tasmanians, particularly those who protect our communities.

Today I am pleased to announce that two new heavy pumper fire trucks, the most technologically advanced in Australia, have been added to the Tasmania Fire Service fleet, Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management Mark Shelton said.

Trucks were designed by Tasmanian career firefighters and will extend firefighting capability across the state.

State-of-the-art safety features will help keep our firefighters safe with specialised technology for emergency situations, including:

  • A fire monitor on the roof of the trucks, allowing each to deliver 4000 litres of water a minute when at capacity;
  • In-built air foam system, allowing the trucks to be used during structure fires, asset protection at bushfires, flammable liquid and tyre fires.

“With two of the short term AFAC recommendations implemented and all remaining short-term recommendations to be implemented ahead of the Summer bushfire season, Tasmania will now be even more prepared with these new trucks located in Launceston and Hobart.” Minister Shelton said.

Abbreviations:

AFAC             Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council