Fire service receives five fire trucks from Queensland

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THE PNG Fire Service has received five refurbished and fully-kitted fire trucks from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.
Chief Fire Officer Bill Roo said the trucks which were shipped across by the Australian navy ship HMAS Choules on Friday were Type-2 urban fire trucks capable of carrying 1,800 litres of water.
Each has a complement of road crash rescue equipment plus a comprehensive inventory of firefighting equipment.
The total cost was K9.3 million.
Roo said the PNG and Queensland fire services were working together to promote community safety, fire prevention, fire protection and emergency response.
“Through this partnership, I requested them last year to donate some of their old fire trucks to boost our fleet and the trucks have finally arrived,” Roo said.
The trucks have been well maintained and recently refitted with updated breathing apparatus funded by the Australian department of foreign affairs and trade to ensure they are compliant with systems in PNG.
Queensland fire commissioner Greg Leach said quality firefighting equipment played a crucial role in quick and effective emergency responses.