Small tanker proves its worth in tight situations.November 22, 2012 4:01am
Handing over the keys for the tanker are (from left) Member for Rodney Paul Weller, Bamawm Extension Fire Brigade first lieutenant Tom Dixon and CFA board member Paul Denham. Photo submitted
Bamawm Extension Fire Brigade officially received the keys to a new ultra-light tanker on Sunday.
Member for Rodney Paul Weller made the presentation on behalf of Victorian Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan.
Brigade captain George Calleja said the tanker had already proved its worth.
‘‘We had the official ceremony on Sunday, but we have had it in action for about six months and in that time it has been used on two occasions to get into areas that bigger tankers could not,’’ he said.
‘‘The ultra-light tanker is smaller than a normal tanker, it carries about 1000 litres as opposed to 2500 litres, which makes it more manoeuvrable.
‘‘Because we cover an area which includes sections of forest on the river, it is hard for tankers to get close to fires. The ultra-light can get close to the fire, with larger tankers supplying water to it.’’
Mr Weller said the new tanker cost about $144,000 as part of the Victorian Emergency Services Equipment Program.
It was jointly bought by the brigade, CFA and the State Government.
Victorian RSL President David McLachlan has his copy of Our Anzacs and he’s urged the community to buy a copy to support Legacy.
Yarrawonga’s Bre Elliott played the most “consistent golf of her life” over three days to win the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills by carding a 2-under 69 on the final day.
Heather Donaldson was re-elected president of Tatura Hospital Ladies Auxiliary at the annual general meeting on Thursday, which was attended by 33 people.
A SERIES of classes helping people find information on their ancestors will be held across Campaspe Shire this month.
FOOTBALL star Jake Edwards presented Rochester Secondary College Year 7 and 8 students with life-long lessons he has experienced first-hand.
Community workshop to consider issues to help form Campaspe digital strategy
Heather Stamp brings a long experience of the Salvation Army to Seymour.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
THEY may be a familiar sight across the Heathcote district, but some of the much-loved birds in the region are in decline.
Cobram District Health will farewell two of its dedicated board members with the resignations of president Jennie Gould and treasurer Rod McLeod.
Deniliquin and district boasted two major winners at the Australian Sheep and Wool Expo at Bendigo from July 17 to 19.
Farmers from northern Victoria and the southern Riverina gathered at Yarrawonga and Dookie last week to hear how a stubble management trial was progressing.
The News magazines are online - read the high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.