Photos & Video: NSW RFS Light Rescue Prototype

RFS Light Rescue - Alysha Springett
RFS Light Rescue - Alysha Springett
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Details and a prototype of the NSW Rural Fire Service light rescue appliance have emerged and we’ve had some great content sent in by Alysha Springett.

It has been identified by the State Rescue Board that there are a number of isolated locations around NSW that are outside of a 60 minute response time for the nearest applicable rescue unit, so 9 NSW RFS brigades have been officially endorsed to undertake Road Crash Rescue training and capabilities.

  • Ellerston
  • Moulamein
  • Howes Valley
  • Louth
  • Tilpa
  • Nymagee
  • Euston
  • Pooncarie
  • Boomi

This light rescue prototype was designed after consultation with brigades who determined that a trial of a light appliance as opposed to the traditional large pumper / tanker could be of more benefit in remote locations. The appliance will carry no firefighting equipment, rescue gear only. This allows the appliance to carry out rescue coverage during firefighting operations.

Thanks to Alysha for the photos and video!

Have a look below at the RFS Rescue Tanker that was designed for Mungindi, NSW.

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