NEW TRUCK: Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey officially handed over the keys to a new Scania Medium Rescue vehicle today and congratulated personnel for their dedicated service. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
NEW TRUCK: Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey officially handed over the keys to a new Scania Medium Rescue vehicle today and congratulated personnel for their dedicated service. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Police Minister Jack Dempsey gives awards

BUNDABERG'S Fire and Rescue Station has received a $680,000 replacement Scania Medium Rescue vehicle.

Police and Community Safety Minister and Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey officially handed over the keys on Friday and congratulated personnel for their dedicated service at a medal presentation.

"Firefighters at the Bundaberg Fire and Rescue Station have already responded to more than 700 incidents this financial year," Mr Dempsey said.

"The replacement vehicle is fitted with $127,000 worth of advanced road crash rescue and technical rescue equipment and a thermal imaging camera.

"This will improve the protection of firefighters and, in turn, help them to better protect the people of Bundaberg and the surrounding Wide Bay area."

Mr Dempsey also presented National medals and clasps as well as diligent and ethical service medals.

"All of the officers recognised today have helped to make Bundaberg and the surrounding region a safer place to live," Mr Dempsey said.

"They have demonstrated their dedication through a wide range of essential duties which they have carried out with outstanding skill and professionalism and I thank them for their commitment."

Mr Dempsey said it was an honour to present the 1st clasp to the National medal to Gary Barwick, representing 25 years of service and the 3rd clasp to David Nugent, marking "an incredible 45 years of service".



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