Forestville Gets A New $580,000 Fire Truck

With the bushfire season fast approaching, our local community will be even better protected with the arrival of a new fire truck at the Forestville Fire Station.

We live in an amazing part of the State but it’s not without it’s dangers and we must ensure our local fire crews have the latest resources to ensure we keep our homes and communities safe.

This new truck features a high-pressure pump capable of delivering 4,000 litres of water a minute and will help put firefighters ahead of the game when it comes to managing all types of fires.

It incorporates a foam system for fighting chemical, petrol and bush fires, and carries equipment for firefighting, chemical spills, rescues, and medical emergencies.

I’m always amazed by the skill and dedication of our firefighters and this truck will ensure they can continue their vital work.

In 2016/17, Forestville Fire Station responded to 662 fire and emergency calls and took part in more than 270 activities designed to educate the local community about fire safety.