23 April, 2022
Brand new SES truck!
Gilgandra SES is yet again building community resilience, after obtaining their brand-new medium rescue truck.
Purpose built and fully equipped for various
rescue situations, the truck will provide
a safer, more efficient rescue
The previous 21-year-old rescue
truck had finally completed its service to
the community, and the new one arrived
The rescue truck and it’s
contents cost all together $370,000.
The truck includes an array of cordless
tools, with plenty of back up batteries,
flood lights, specialist rescue equipment
for flood, tsunami and storms, as
well as road crash rescue and general rescue.
One of the more impressive equipment
pieces, according to this reporter,
are the 20 tonne rescue bags. These air
bags blow up to the capability of lifting
“Or you can place them on top of
each other like whoopee cushion and lift
40 tonnes. It can lift a semi-trailer,” said
Gilgandra SES unit commander Geoff
The new truck is a four-wheel-drive, and is diesel-run.