The Macarthur Rural Fire Service fire fighting power got a mighty boost last week valued at almost $1 million.
Three new fire fighting vehicles valued at $950,000 will support support firefighting brigades across the Macarthur and South West region, including LIverpool.
One of the brigades, Lynwood Park Rural Fire Brigade, were given the keys to its new $300,000 tanker at a special presentation event last week.
The mayor of Campbelltown, Councillor George Brticevic, joined NSW Police and Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant, Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Robin Rogers and State Member for Camden Chris Patterson to present the keys to Lynwood Park Brigade captain Mark Williams.
“These new appliances will boost our local brigades’ ability to defend the Macarthur community from bushfires at a time when we are advised of a potentially challenging season ahead,” Cr Brticevic said at the presentation.
“The Lynwood Park Brigade’s new vehicle replaces a 2012 tanker and will boost their fire-fighting capabilities, enabling them to continue their great work of protecting our communities,” Mayor Brticevic said.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in our region’s Rural Fire Sservice and wish them a safe and relaxed summer season,” he said.
Anyone wanting to volunteer in one of the Macarthur brigades can contact their local RFS station or go to the website for more details, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer