A new truck, kids in plastic helmets and fire hose demonstrations? Could only be CFA Sunday!
Multimedia: Photos of open day and audio of interview with Warragul Fire Brigade Captain Paul Tandberg.
No dampened spirits: CFA Volunteers demonstrate how to use a fire hose. All photos: William PJ Kulich.
THE Warragul Fire Brigade was officially handed the keys to its new heavy pumper today at the brigade’s CFA Sunday open day.
Brigade Captain Paul Tandberg told The Warragul Citizen the $700,000 CFA-funded truck can carry more fire fighters and water, is computerised and makes fire fighting safer.
At the official handover (From left): Warragul Police Senior Sergeant John Brookes OAM, WFB Captain Paul Tandberg, Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, WFB Acting Operations Manager David Chugg, WFB West Gippsland officer John Alexander.
“It actually carries more water [and] has more technology to make it more user-friendly so we don’t have to have somebody constantly standing in the truck to make sure it’s working properly,” Mr Tandberg said.
Mr Tandberg said the new truck was “state-of-the-art technology making our lives safer to be able to save others.”
The new pumper will soon be joined by a new forward command vehicle and a new HAZMAT truck, replacing the brigade’s present 20-year-old truck.