Rural Fire Service volunteers on the Mid North Coast will receive seven new appliances in coming months.
Rural Fire Service volunteers on the Mid North Coast will receive seven new appliances in coming months. SCOTT POWICK

New equipment aids firefighters as danger time arrives

SEVEN new trucks are about to be delivered to Rural Fire Service (RFS) stations on the Mid North Coast to improve bushfire fighting resources.

A heavy tanker will be allocated to Repton with a light tanker going to Scotchman.

Small mop up trucks will soon arrive at Scotts Head, Wauchope, Rollands Plains, Pappinbarra and Yarrahappinni.

State Government funding announced by Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, also includes an upgrade to the Mid Coast Fire Control Centre radio system, tower replacement, building extensions and renovations.

"This investment is critical to local RFS firefighters and will play a key role in keeping residents safe," Mrs Pavey said.

"The devastating effects of bushfires are never far from our minds, particularly in the lead-up to summer.

"Nine local brigades will benefit and these new facilities will allow volunteers to be supported with the latest technology and equipment while they assist their local communities in times of need."



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