A new state-of-the-art Police Rescue truck, equipped with a high-tech vertical winch and a drone, has been rolled out today at its new home in Goulburn.

This new lighter, custom made Heavy Rescue truck has seating for six people and will replace its Medium Rescue truck predecessor. With enhanced equipment storage, the Hino 1424 Medium Rigid Crew Cab has been designed by operators to ensure improved accessibility to equipment and has been fitted with the most up-to-date technology.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott joined Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman, and NSW Police Force Deputy Commissioner David Hudson to unveil the new resource.

Mr Elliott said this is the second of the 11 new Heavy Rescue trucks that will be delivered to metropolitan and regional locations across the state.

“This is a major investment by this government to support the important work of our police rescue officers. It will pay dividends for years to come, providing a responsive and well equipped rescue capability to serve the people of NSW,” Mr Elliott said.

“The new rescue truck in Goulburn is part of the $6.75 million replacement of the state’s Heavy Rescue fleet.”

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the impressive new vehicle will be a great asset to the area.

“The people of this area can rest easy knowing if they are ever need of rescue, this truck will be well equipped to keep them safe.”

“The vehicles are outfitted with specialist equipment such as drones, vertical rescue ascender, 100 tonne hydraulic cylinders, extended duration breathing apparatus, and road crash rescue hydraulics with electric rewind reels.”

NSW Police Force Deputy Commissioner David Hudson said the new rescue truck fleet features the latest technology and equipment and has been developed based on the feedback of officers on the ground.

“This is the second of our new heavy rescue trucks. The vehicles have been purpose-built based on the specifications and requirements identified by the rescue officers themselves,” Deputy Commissioner Hudson said.

“Initial testing has been positive, and I am confident that this new class of rescue truck will help us deliver enhanced rescue responses across the state.”

The NSW Police Force will take delivery all outstanding Heavy Rescue trucks over the course of 2021, with six to be based in metropolitan locations and 5 regionally located.