Roma Street and Windsor Fire and Rescue Stations will have greater firefighting and rescue service capability with the delivery of two new state-of-the-art appliances.
Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan, who attended the event at Roma Street Fire and Rescue Station this morning, said while these new appliances have already been put to work throughout the region, he was pleased to be part of the official handover for these two busy stations.
“Roma Street Station took delivery of a $1.9 million Hydraulic Platform Aerial appliance, which means the 49 000 people who live and work in the CBD and immediate surrounds are in safer hands,” Mr Ryan said.
“This appliance is specifically designed for fire and rescue response to high-rise areas, with a maximum working height of 42 metres and a greatly increased outreach capability of more than 30 metres.
“So, whether you live or work in a high-rise office building or a residential tower in the CBD, your local fire station is well equipped to support you.”
Windsor Fire and Rescue Station took delivery of a $870 000 Type 3 Compressed Air Foam System appliance at the event.
“This Type 3 appliance was manufactured by a local company at Narangba – a Queensland business supporting our firefighters and the communities we work with,” Mr Ryan said.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Greg Leach said the new Type 3 urban pumper appliance was based on the latest model crew cab chassis with added safety features.
“This includes side curtain airbags and Electronic Stability Control to improve crew safety,” Mr Leach said.
“The appliance is fitted with hydraulic road crash rescue equipment, a thermal imaging camera and a Multi RAE gas detector for improved firefighter protection and public safety.”
Mr Leach said QFES was delivering new vehicles as part of the Fire and Rescue Service fleet replacement strategy.
“Firefighters play an essential role in protecting the people who live, work, and commute through the CBD and surrounding suburbs,” Mr Leach said.
“Brisbane central residents and workers can rest assured these state-of-the art trucks mean their firefighters are ready to respond quickly and effectively to any emergency.”