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State of the art SES vehicle for Bourke

Bourke SES members Maddy Thompson, Les Macleod and Karen Keuning with the new SES Rescue Vehicle. Photo TWH

The Bourke SES Unit will have greater capability to deal with emergencies and rescue operations with the arrival of a brand new, state-of-the-art Generation 4 medium rescue vehicle.

The new NPS Isuzu truck replaces an ageing Mitsubishi 2000 Canter, which served its purpose, but which was reaching the end of its useful life. It seats six crew and comes with a 1250-kilogram equipment payload.

Bourke SES Commander Karen Keuning said the fit-out in the new vehicle makes it more efficient and enables the crew to be quickly dispatched for various incidents, including road crashes, industrial incidents, floods, and animal rescue.

“The truck arrived last week, and we have had some basic familiarisation onboard equipment and electrics with more in-depth operational training imminent,” Mrs Keuning said. {…]

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