Lithgow and Portland SES receive two new $130,000 emergency response vehicles

FRESH WHEELS: NSW SES Central West Region Controller Craig Ronan, Steve Saville Lithgow SES, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, David Clapham Lithgow SES and Jade Richmond from NSW SES Fleet. Picture: SUPPLIED
FRESH WHEELS: NSW SES Central West Region Controller Craig Ronan, Steve Saville Lithgow SES, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, David Clapham Lithgow SES and Jade Richmond from NSW SES Fleet. Picture: SUPPLIED

The Lithgow and Portland units of the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) have received two brand new $130,000 emergency response vehicles.

NSW SES Central West Region Controller Craig Ronan said the vehicles would enable volunteers to respond in a safe and timely manner for all requests for assistance in the Lithgow and Portland areas.

“These vehicles are safer, these vehicles carry a lot more equipment so when we’re called to a flood or storm damage job we can carry the equipment that we need and provide assistance for the affected residents straight away,” Mr Ronan said.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole welcomed the additions to the SES fleet.

“The new state of the art vehicles include roller shutters, a purpose built chainsaw maintenance drawer, internal LED lighting and a custom made protection bar fitted with a winch and driving lights,” Mr Toole said.

“The community can be assured that their NSW SES volunteers are the best equipped to help them in times of crisis.”

The vehicles are part of a five year $46 million Operational Fleet funding project by the NSW Government.