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New vehicle for Rochester brigade

Rochester fire brigade will receive a new field command vehicle to replace its current one.

July 22, 2014 3:39am

Rochester Fire Brigade will soon roll out a new field command vehicle.

Volunteer emergency services organisations across the Rodney electorate will receive a share of $12.23million in Victorian Government grants for new equipment, vehicle upgrades and building refurbishments.

Rochester, Bamawm Extension and Cohuna fire brigades and Echuca SES would share in $111,000.

Rochester Fire Brigade has been given $45,463 for a field command vehicle to replace its current one.

Bamawm Extension Fire Brigade received $23,467 towards a $35,200 proposal to carry out extension works.

Rochester captain Mick Hassell welcomed the announcement.

‘‘This vehicle is a fully-equipped command and control vehicle which attends emergency situations when multiple emergency services are involved,’’ he said.

‘‘It will significantly improve our capabilities.’’

The vehicle is funded by the Victorian Government, the CFA and the local brigade, each providing one third of the cost.

‘‘I am very pleased these local agencies have received these grants which will enhance their emergency response capabilities,’’ Mr Weller said.

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