Two new specialist firefighting vehicles are on track to enhance ACT Fire & Rescue’s ability to fight fires and keep Canberrans safe as our city grows.
A new urban pumper will deliver on our $2 million commitment and be equipped with a 25 metre ladder and rescue platform.
It’s a faster vehicle capable of tight access rescues and firefighting. This pumper will be a great addition to the fleet as higher density housing is built in the ACT.
We will also deliver a new 44 metre aerial platform to replace the ‘Bronto’, providing our firefighters with a more reliable appliance to fight fires in our town centres and suburbs.
The $2.2 million platform is designed for raised observations and includes a water tower for high rise fires and rescues. It can also access areas below ground level.
Both new vehicles will be equipped with advanced technology including thermal cameras and wheelchair accessible ramps.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency has signed contracts with leaders in aerial innovation Rosenbauer
Queensland/Germany to deliver the vehicles. Supplying them through one contractor will enable firefighters to operate both vehicles with the same training.
Our firefighters are some of the most highly skilled in the country and we are committed to ensuring they are well equipped to keep Canberrans safe.
ACT ESA is working to have both vehicles on the road in the 2019-20 financial year.