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Lobethal 24P commissioning
Submitted On Friday, 2 June 2006
Submitted By Ashes

The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) will commission a new fire appliance at Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills this weekend.

Minister for Emergency Services, the Honourable Carmel Zollo MLC, will hand over the keys to the new ‘Lobethal 24P’ at a ceremony starting at 2.00pm on Sunday 4 June.

The new appliance is specifically configured for fighting structure fires, however its four-wheel drive capability makes it versatile enough to attend rural incidents.

It features a crew cab designed to carry seven people, locker space for carrying fire fighting equipment, and a high capacity pump that can deliver 1900 litres of water per minute.

Two new State Emergency Service (SES) rescue vehicles will also be commissioned.

These two vehicles are designed to carry road crash rescue and storm damage equipment as well as general rescue tools.

Lobethal CFS Brigade Captain, Geoff Weidenhofer, said that the occasion is set to be a real boost for the Brigade.

“Not only will we commission our new appliance but we’ll also officially open some new extensions to the station,” Geoff said.

“A new meeting room and equipment area will be commissioned and we’ll also be presenting CFS service awards to some of our long standing members,” he said.

Media are invited to attend the commissioning, which will commence at 2:00pm this Sunday at the Lobethal CFS Station on Post Office Road at Lobethal.

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