New truck to battle blazes

NEW WHEELS: A refurbished 24P found a new home with the Penneshaw brigade last week. Photo: Kevin Walton.
NEW WHEELS: A refurbished 24P found a new home with the Penneshaw brigade last week. Photo: Kevin Walton.

A new weapon has arrived on Kangaroo Island to help Country Fire Service (CFS) crews attending a range of incidents, from fires to crashes.

A refurbished dual-cab 24P fire truck found its new home with the Penneshaw and District brigade last week.

According to the CFS, the new Penneshaw A24P is based on a 2000 Isuzu FTS750 Crew chassis, is four-wheel-drive, and carries around 2000 litres of water.

It was originally built by the Australian Fire Company, and it has a Deutz BF4L1011F motor with a Darley HE500 pump.

It is fitted with the latest Halo fire protection system, which includes in-cab air supply.

The brigade at Mount Compass was the previous operator of the truck.

It will remain on the island temporarily, and within 12 months it will be replaced by a new 44 truck which is a four-wheel-drive dual cab that holds 4000 litres.

On its way out of the station is the 24-year-old Hino 34, which will be sent to salvage.

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