New vehicle for rural firefighters

STATE CHAMPIONS: Members of the RFS Orana Composite Team, which won the 2016 NSW RFS State Championships, with Dubbo MP Troy Grant.
STATE CHAMPIONS: Members of the RFS Orana Composite Team, which won the 2016 NSW RFS State Championships, with Dubbo MP Troy Grant.

The exceptional performance of the Orana Composite Team in the 2016 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) State Championships was celebrated yesterday with the official handover of the major prize, a new Isuzu D-Max community support vehicle for the Orana District.

The Orana Composite Team defended their 2014 title, crowned State Champions after competing against 200 fellow members in a range of challenging, real-life scenarios.

“Volunteers competed in a series of simulated emergency situations where their skills and equipment were put to the test,” Dubbo MP and Emergency Services Minister Troy Grant said.

“With scenarios ranging from simulated motor vehicle accidents, navigation and helicopter water drops, to bush, grass and structure fires, the Orana Composite Team demonstrated their training, dedication and professionalism.

“The D-Max will assist volunteer firefighters carry out the important work they do in protecting their local communities from fire.”

The Orana Composite Team will now turn their attention to the 2018 State Championships in Temora.