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17 June 2024


Caroline Springs Fire Brigade has a new heavy tanker in operation, enhancing firefighting capabilities and bolstering the safety of volunteer firefighters.

Member for Kororoit Luba Grigorovitch joined members of the Caroline Springs Fire Brigade and representatives from the Country Fire Authority (CFA) to officially hand over the new appliance and thank volunteers for their vital work.  

The Allan Labor Government has invested more than $22.7 million to support the rollout of 48 heavy tankers and two ultra light tankers to ensure volunteer firefighters have modern appliances to continue their life saving work.

The heavy tanker has a modern interface, and is equipped with the latest safety features including a 4000-litre water tank, and rollover and burn-over protection to ensure volunteers are protected inside the vehicle.

Valued at $460,000, the tanker has an electric rewind hose reel to increase efficiency and reduce volunteer fatigue.

The dual cab capacity means more crew members can sit inside the cabin, keeping them safe from high temperatures.

The Caroline Springs Fire Brigade is an integral part of the Victorian community. The brigade has 51 members, 40 male and 11 female, with 28 operational members who respond to more than 450 call outs each year.

The brigade assists with incidents including grass and scrub fires, bushfires, house fires, road accidents and floods.

Quotes attributable to Member for Kororoit Luba Grigorovitch

“It’s a pleasure to officially hand over the heavy tanker to the Caroline Springs Fire Brigade. This deserving brigade is now better equipped to respond to fires and protect the community.”

“The Allan Labor Government has provided over $100 million of funding for fire trucks since 2018, delivering improvements in the safety of volunteers and the community.”