September 27, 2023 1:50 am
ESA leading the nation in sustainable technology

Released 30/05/2023

In an Australian 1st, the ACT Emergency Solutions Agency (ESA) welcomes the 1st plug-in hybrid electric heavy automobile to the ACT Fire &amp Rescue (ACTF&ampR) fleet.

Minister for Police and Emergency Solutions Mick Gentleman mentioned that the arrival of this automobile is a milestone not only for ESA, but the ACT Government extra broadly.

“The globe about us is swiftly altering, each in terms of technologies, workplace diversity and the atmosphere,” Minister Gentleman mentioned.

“To lead by instance and take a step forward in generating a sustainable future is a step that I hope other individuals about the nation will also be empowered to take.

“With sophisticated security capabilities and tailor-produced architectural design and style, this automobile is a single that will revolutionise the operation of the ESA fleet.

“This plug-in hybrid electric automobile is completely electric drive with a diesel ranger extended. This extender gives diesel capacity as a back-up only in the occasion of improved operational demand to guarantee ACTF&ampR’s response is not impacted.”

ESA Commissioner Georgeina Whelan has described the automobile as the most contemporary firefighting automobile in the globe, saying the design and style incorporates a lot of state of the art capabilities.

“This automobile has been created to provide a variety of environmental, workplace overall health and security, and operational positive aspects for each ACTF&ampR employees and the ACT neighborhood. The design and style of automobile interiors is driven by firefighter security in thoughts and driven by our ambition to embrace diversity by catering for a wider variety of staff by way of ergonomic design and style and the clever application of technologies.”

“With street level entry to lower injuries triggered by climbing in and out of the truck, total absence of carcinogenic exhaust gases about the location of the automobile resulting in clean air, and evening-vision electronic rear view mirrors to improve visibility and for that reason security – these are all capabilities that will protect against injury to firefighters and improve the longevity of their careers.”

The Australian 1st plug-in hybrid electric heavy automobile will undergo familiarisation and intensive education with ACTF&ampR firefighters to guarantee a protected transition to servicing the Canberra neighborhood.

Minister for Power and Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury mentioned the arrival of this automobile is a different substantial step towards the ACT decreasing emissions in the ACT.

“The ACT is a worldwide leader in decreasing emissions. This plug-in hybrid fire truck is an Australian 1st and an significant moment for fire solutions about the nation. This continues the ACT’s leadership on climate adjust and our efforts to encourage innovation for a zero emissions future,” Minister Rattenbury mentioned.

“I appear forward to seeing extra cutting-edge autos taking to the road across the ACT, and the nation, as we continue to operate towards a cleaner future.”

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Mick Gentleman, MLA

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