Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, centre right, presents Glen Innes SES Unit Controller Sarah Stapleton the keys to the Unit’s brand new $179,000 light storm response vehicle in the presence of some of the members of the Glen Innes SES.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
GLEN INNES’ defence against natural disasters has been substantially improved with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today officially presenting Glen Innes’ State Emergency Service (SES) Unit with a new light storm emergency response vehicle.
Mr Marshall handed over keys for the $179,000 purpose built light response vehicle to Glen Innes SES Local Controller Sarah Stapleton, describing the new vehicle as a “powerful tool” for combatting nature’s worst.
“This custom vehicle will allow our local SES volunteers to respond to the devastation caused by storms, floods, hail and wind more effectively and safer than before,” Mr Marshall said.
“This modern and sleek emergency response truck is a major change of tack from older vehicles supplied by councils and demonstrates that the NSW Government is committed to providing our SES volunteers with state-of-the-art equipment.
“Design improvements like a sliding ladder system, purpose built trays and a powerful floodlight system have come after in-depth discussion with NSW SES units and will give our brave volunteers a substantial advantage when combatting nature’s worst.
“Glen Innes crews heard the call last year, providing invaluable backup to the Clarence Nambucca Unit during severe coastal weather.”
“I am committed to helping our SES volunteers succeed and the Glen Innes Unit and broader community can be proud of this incredible new investment.”
The Mercedes Sprinter AWD Crew Cab Chassis truck has many state of the art features including roller shutters, a purpose built chainsaw maintenance drawer, internal LED lighting and a custom made protection bar fitted with a winch and driving lights.