The Tamborine Mountain and Beaudesert Fire and Rescue Stations are set to receive millions of dollars worth of assets.
Two Type 2 Compressed Air Foam appliances, collectively worth over $1.25 million, will be great assets for the South Eastern Region.
Each appliance is fitted with an extra $60,000 worth of road crash rescue and recovery equipment, including advanced Road Crash Rescue (Jaws of Life) and thermal imaging cameras.
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The appliances will officially be handed over today by the Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford.
“The Palaszcuk Government – and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) – is delivering on its commitment to community safety, so it’s vital frontline firefighters and volunteers have access to state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure,” Mr Crawford said.
QFES Deputy Commission Mark Roche said the new appliances will be an asset when attending to the needs of the community when disasters strike, and will increase safety for firefighters.
“As firefighters, you are often faced with distressing situations, and knowing you have the right equipment to do your job efficiently is vitally important,” Mr Roche said.
The record $702 million 2018-2019 QFES Budget will invest $44.3 million for 180 new urban and rural fire appliances this financial year, including 61 new Fire and Rescue vehicles and another 119 for the Rural Fire Service.
“These resources will allow different appliances and crews to better work together when responding to incidents such as road crash rescues, wildfires and structural fires,” Mr Crawford said.