New vehicle for rural firefighters

The exceptional performance of the Orana Composite Team in the 2016 NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) State Championships was celebrated on Tuesday.

There was an 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.

The team was 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,” Emergency Services Minister and Member for Dubbo 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 which will be held in Temora.