New Rescue appliance to protect Lake Macquarie - Morisset

Published: 17 Apr 2024 11:52am

The Fire and Rescue NSW fleet at Lake Macquarie has been significantly boosted with the arrival of a state-of-the-art Rescue Pumper, valued at almost half-a-million dollars.

The Iveco-brand Class 2 pumper will provide firefighters working out of the Morisset Fire Station with another major resource to combat structural, chemical, fuel and grass fires.

The $470,000 truck is fitted with an environmentally beneficial Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) which means it can pump a water and foam mix at a rate superior to other fire trucks.

The highly efficient technology combines foam concentrate with compressed air to supply fire hoses with superior ‘knock down’ capability whilst reducing smoke from a fire.

Its other main capability relates to rescues and a large range of related equipment has been stowed into the truck in readiness for all types of extrication assignments.

Morisset Captain, Darren Lulka, welcomed the installation of the new pumper in station.

“The versatility of the appliance is impressive,” Captain Lulka, said, “Whether we’re responding to a house fire or a freeway vehicle crash where rescues are required, this truck can do it all.”

Minister for the Hunter, Yasmin Catley, said the Morisset pumper is one of many new and varied FRNSW vehicles recently installed at fire stations across the state.

“These pumpers and Bushfire Tankers are heading to where they are most needed, providing crews with the best vehicles available to get the job done,” Minister Catley said.

“In this case, we’re proud to replace a vehicle that’s reached the end of its service life with a modern, highly capable rescue truck, straight off the production line.”

Updated: 17 Apr 2024 11:56am

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Stations nearby

MORISSET Fire Station

68 Newcastle Street, Morisset NSW 2264

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