Gisborne CFA has been named as one of 20 brigades to receive a new tanker to bolster its fleet.
A total of 48 heavy tankers and two light tankers will be built in Victoria and delivered to stations across the state as part of a $126 million investment from the state government.
The dual-cab heavy tankers will be able to withstand temperatures of more than 600 degrees celsius.
They also feature a tank with 4000-litre water tank and automatic terrain to assist in off-road circumstances.
CFA chief officer Jason Heffernan said the new vehicles would provide a significant boost to the state’s emergency services.
“These new tankers are state-of-the-art firefighting vehicles,” Mr Heffernan said.
“They also include features such as electronic monitors and electric rewind hose reels, as well
as using a higher percentage of recyclable build materials.”
The first round of tankers will be delivered from next month, with the entire fleet expected to be available for use by 2023.
Minister for Emergency Services Jaclyn Symes said it was crucial that Victoria’s emergency services equipment be updated regularly.