Highlands News

New fire trucks for the region

fire trucks june 20 2022

Firefighters at Mittagong and Picton have received early Christmas presents.

Two state-of-the-art firefighting trucks have been delivered to both Fire and Rescue NSW stations.

They each include a Compressed Air Foam System which enables firefighters to tackle structural, chemical, petrol and grass fires using up to five times less water than normal

This is done by combining foam concentrate with compressed air to fire hoses.

Each truck cost $470,000 and Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith believes they'll both enhance emergency operations across the Southern Highlands region.

Image: Office of Nathaniel Smith via Facebook

Tags: NSW Fire and Rescue, Mittagong, picton