New pumper a boon for safety across the region

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SAFETY FIRST: Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) and Wangaratta Fire Brigade operations officer Trevor Logan said the new vehicle would boost community safety throughout Wangaratta and surrounding towns. PHOTO: Leah Anderson-Byrne

COMMUNITY safety throughout the Rural City of Wangaratta has been boosted by the addition of a new Country Fire Authority (CFA) response vehicle.

Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) on Monday handed over an $800,000 heavy pumper to the Wangaratta Fire Brigade as part of a statewide rollout of 12 brand new vehicles.

It will help firefighters support nearby CFA volunteers for structure fires, major incidents and motor vehicle accidents.

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