New $1m QFES appliance to deal with fires and chemical emergencies around the state

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Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Friday) officially handed over a appliance worth more than $1 million to crews at Brisbane's Queensland Fire and Rescue Special Operations Centre.

Mr Crawford said the new Scientific Two appliance – which will be able to respond to fires and chemical emergencies around the state – had also been fitted with equipment worth $1 million.

“Boasting flexible storage and specialist equipment, the new appliance features detectors that can find and identify liquids, solids and gases; as well as specialist mitigation equipment,” Mr Crawford said.

“It is one of 61 Fire and Rescue appliances to be delivered this financial year under our record $702 million QFES Budget, which will also supply 119 appliances to the Rural Fire Service.

“We will be delivering a total of 180 new urban and rural fire appliances in 2018-19, which will help bolster firefighting efforts across the state.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ensuring QFES has the personnel, infrastructure and equipment to deliver enhanced services and support,” Mr Crawford said.

Member for Bulimba Di Farmer said the new appliance would be based at Cannon Hill.

“The vehicle will assist the Research and Scientific Branch (RSB) in responding to emergency incidents to make sure these events are managed safely and effectively,” Ms Farmer said.

“With the right equipment and our well trained firies, we can manage chemical emergencies better to protect people, property and the environment.”

The Fire and Rescue Special Operations Centre Research and Scientific Branch have provided guidance and expertise at more than 200 incidents across Queensland and New Zealand in the past six months.

QFES Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the RSB had seven permanent scientifically qualified staff, who supported 53 volunteers across Queensland.

“The staff and volunteers have technical experience and operational expertise to provide support and advice to emergency responders for the effective management of unidentified hazardous materials, contamination incidents, fires and toxic emissions,” Ms Carroll said.

“Making sure QFES personnel have the best equipment for the job will help them respond to hazmat emergencies more efficiently”.

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
The Honourable Craig Crawford

 
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