$760,000 upgrade for Hawkesbury volunteer firefighters


NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) brigades from across the Hawkesbury are celebrating the upgrade of important facilities with the presentation of six brand new firefighting vehicles.

NSW RFS Assistant Commissioner Dominic Lane presented the keys to the Captains of Grose Vale, Tennyson, Bilpin, Lower Macdonald and St Albans RFS Brigades at an official ceremony held at Scheyville National Park this afternoon.

Assistant Commissioner Lane said that the NSW RFS is committed to ensuring that volunteers have the necessary equipment needed in order to carry out their valuable work.

"These new tankers and off-road utes are replacing the older style models currently in service and will help our members continue their outstanding work.

"The Hawkesbury area has more than 1,500 volunteer firefighters committed to protecting their communities in times of emergency, and it is essential that brigades have the right equipment for the job.

"Whilst the area has seen significant fire activity over the years, our volunteers respond to all manner of incidents including bush and grass fires, road accidents as well as assisting with flood and storm emergencies".

Assistant Commissioner Lane also presented prizes and congratulated the NSW RFS volunteers who showcased their skills at the Annual District Championships as part of today's celebrations.

"Our volunteers are well trained and enjoy coming together to demonstrate their wide range of skills and share their experiences," Assistant Commissioner Lane said.

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