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New fire engine goes into service at Orange fire station

Published: 25th March 2009

NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) firefighters at Orange Fire Station will start responding to emergencies on a brand new fire engine from tonight.

Superintendent Steve McGuinness, Zone Commander for the Upper Hunter and Central West, said the $500 000 vehicle was delivered to the station on 19 March.

"Since the new fire engine was delivered last week, firefighters at the station have undergone training to learn how to drive and operate the vehicle.

"Training was completed last night, and firefighters are ready to start using the new vehicle."

The new fire engine is the second to be delivered to fire stations in the area in the past six months, with firefighters at Bathurst Fire Station taking delivery of a new fire engine in November last year.

Superintendent McGuinness said the new fire engine was a welcome addition to the fleet at Orange Fire Station.

"The arrival of the new fire engine has been keenly anticipated by local firefighters.

"It is a state-of-the-art vehicle and will further enhance the response capability of Orange Fire Station."

An official ceremony to welcome the vehicle will be organised in April.