Monday, 21 September 2020
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Prototype tested on Fassifern fires

A prototype fire truck was tested out in the Scenic Rim on the weekend.

The new Light Attack truck is a modified Toyota Landcruiser, purpose built by the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland with funds donated by the Sunshine Coast Broadcasting Fund.

The truck, with a 550 litre water capacity, is being rolled out with the intention of giving some of the hundreds of truckless rural fire brigades in the state a leg up.

There were six trucks commissioned and before it was tested out at the controlled burn at Mt Carmel in Boonah on Sunday, it was wheeled out to help with a controlled burn behind the Mt Alford township.

The paddock behind the Mt Alford State School and several landholder’s blocks had waist high grass and posed a fire risk to the township.

While not tough terrain, the new vehicle performed well and without issue.