Katherine will receive a new fire truck as fire season approaches | Katherine time

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The Katherine Fire Station will see the addition of a new fire truck ahead of the next fire season. A new ISUZU FTS 4×4 crew cab tank truck will join the fleet at Katherine as part of the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Services program to upgrade its fleet. Howard Springs Volunteer Firefighters and Koolpinyah Volunteer Firefighters will also see the addition of a new fire truck to their stations. Deputy Fire Chief Joshua Fischer said the trucks are modern, responsive devices that complement existing fleets and provide firefighters with exceptional capability. READ MORE: “These vehicles are the first of their kind for our firefighters, and they offer a variety of enhanced capabilities, requiring induction and training in the use of the aft pump panel and crew deck pump “, Mr. Fischer said. “The trucks hold 3,000 liters of water with two electric hose reels mounted on the rear of the unit and a number of enhanced safety systems for the crew. “This is part of the fire services program and Northern Territory Lifeboat to modernize its fleet, designed for current and future needs and incorporating the latest technology. The three new tankers originated in New Zealand, before being shipped to Adelaide. Members of the NTFRS Capability Development Command traveled to South Australia in October for final checks and handover, with the aircraft making their way for Darwin before Christmas for final fit-up and testing. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? : Send letters to the editor or story tips to [email protected]


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