New HAZMAT van for New England - Tamworth

Published: 03 Jul 2024 10:19am

The Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) station at Tamworth, in the state’s New England district, has received a new vehicle to support its response to local Hazardous Materials incidents.

The AMTEK Mercedes Sprinter is valued at $160,000 and will be used to carry vital supplies to assist firefighters dealing with prolonged fires and HAZMAT operations.

The new van replaces an existing HAZMAT supply vehicle, which has reached the end of its service life.

It will carry multiple breathing apparatus cylinders and other equipment, used in protracted incidents.

FRNSW Zone Commander, Tom Cooper, said the van is a welcome addition to the New England fleet.

“Our firefighters are rapt about the arrival of the new vehicle.” Superintendent Cooper said, “This will certainly increase their efficiency when dealing with hazardous incidents.

“HAZMAT incidents can range from fuel spills to chemical emergencies and the provision of a new support van means we can maintain operations for longer periods,” he said.

Updated: 03 Jul 2024 10:24am

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