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Fire Trucks Need Replacing
The Labor Government has failed to respond to requests from firefighters to replace outdated equipment. This is putting the community and firefighters at serious risk.
Fire Rescue Victoria Policy is that vehicles are to be replaced at a maximum of 15 years.
There are over 70 firetrucks which are so old they should be off the road including one truck which is over 36 years old. This is putting lives at serious risk.
Earlier this year Fire Rescue Victoria provided a formal submission to the Government requesting 20 new firetrucks to ensure the fleet is modern, safe and capable. They also identified 15 ageing trucks with heavy rescue capability for which there is no back-up if they break down.
The Allan Government ignored that submission, leaving firefighters with ageing equipment which puts the community and firefighters at risk.
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