Fire and Rescue NSW station at Inverell has just taken delivery of a new $530,000 bushfire tanker. The multi-purpose four-wheel-drive is one of 18 new firefighting appliances being deployed across the state by FRNSW, in line with recommendations arising from the Inquiry into the 2019-20 ‘Black Summer’ bushfire disaster. It features a compressed air foam system which combines foam and water to douse fires much faster and in a more environmentally friendly manner than earlier model tankers. It is fitted with a special ‘halo’ sprinkler system which creates a shield of water over the cabin to protect the crew from fire.

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