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16 March 2022
New Vehicles for Emergency
Services Fleet
The Shire of Esperance is pleased to have received 6 new vehicles for their volunteer Bush Fire Brigades (BFB) and a General Response Utility for the State Emergency Service.
 
Four light tankers, a.k.a. fast attacks, will be housed at Quarry Rd BFB, Scaddan BFB, Coomalbidgup BFB and Condingup BFB and two heavy trucks will make their way to Beaumont and Pink Lake Bush Fire Brigades.
 
This is also a major moment in the shire’s bushfire recovery journey, as the four light tankers were a recommendation from the Cascade Fire Coronial Inquest after the 2015 fires. Having these vehicles will help firefighters respond to fires quickly and assist with the on ground management of incidences.
 
“Our region has a varied terrain, from deep ripped paddocks to beach, sand dunes and dense bushland” said Shire President, Ian Mickel.
“With input by local brigades, these vehicles have been purpose built for the changes in landscape, and will help our volunteer fire fighters to confidentially manage fires.”
 
At Fridays ceremony, three local volunteers received medals for extended service to bush fire brigades. Will Carmody, from Cascade, received a 40 year service medal, ex Chief Bush Fire Control Officer Ashley Stewart received a medal recognising 30 years of service and Melissa Ammon received a 15 year service medal and a National Medal.
 
Shire CEO, Shane Burge, congratulated Will, Ashley and Mel on their many years of service to the community. “Volunteers are the foundation of our shire, and we understand and appreciate the work they do in our communities and look forward to continually strengthening relationships.”
 
These vehicles are funded by the Emergency Services Levy and were handed over in an official ceremony by the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Emergency Services, and Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner, Darren Klemm.
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The Shire of Esperance acknowledges the Kepa Kurl Wudjari people of the Nyungar nation and Ngadju people who are the traditional owners of this land and their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and we extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians today.
 
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