Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres officially presented the SES Penrith Unit with a brand new emergency response vehicle at a handover ceremony today.
“The NSW Government is proud to support the SES and its volunteers by providing more than $179,000 to purchase this new emergency response truck for the Penrith Unit,” Mr Grant said.
Mr Ayres thanked Mr Grant for visiting the Penrith Unit and for the additional storm response vehicle.
“The Penrith Unit volunteers will now be better resourced to respond to flood, storms and other emergency jobs,” Mr Ayres said.
““This is one of many initiatives the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing in to ensure our local SES volunteers can keep up with the tremendous work that they do.”
NSW SES Sydney Western Region Controller, Peter Cinque, said the new vehicles will help volunteers carry out important emergency storm response work.
“The Mercedes Benz Light Storm Vehicle is specifically designed to provide Light storm response capability and are the first vehicles of this design for the NSW SES,” Mr Cinque said.
“This new vehicle is a welcome asset to the Penrith Unit fleet and will be used in a number of emergency tasks including responding to storms, floods and supporting other agencies during land searches.
“The NSW SES Penrith Unit is made up of 53 volunteers who over the past 12 months have carried out over 658 emergency tasks, so this new emergency response vehicle will certainly be put to good use by this busy Unit,” Mr Cinque said.