Deputy Commissioner views 6 new Rural Fire Heavy Tankers for Queensland
Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016
The RFBAQ convened a meeting today between RFSQ and QuikCorp at their Kawana facility to see the new heavy tankers and gain a full understanding of the capabilities of QuikCorp in research and development, design and vehicle manufacture.
Mike Wassing, Deputy Commissioner Emergency Service Volunteers today said, “I would like to thank the RFBAQ for convening this meeting and QuikCorp for giving of their time to provide an overview of the history and current vehicle design for Rural Fire Brigades in Queensland”.
This year’s build will be 35 Isuzu trucks (18 single cab, 17 twin cab), 11 Mitsubishi Canters (9 medium, 2 light), 4 Ford Rangers and 6 heavy tankers. This build not only show an increased size of the build programme, but also that there is a suite of design types and operational service delivery platforms that brigades are able to choose from to meet their individual community defence needs.
The RFBAQ have three elected representatives on the Strategic Committee that works towards new and improved designs for Rural Fire Brigade vehicles. Ian Pike AFSM is the RFBAQ lead representative on this committee.