New Rescue Truck For Chelsea SES
Meet the new Chelsea Rescue 2
Regular training was put on hold on Monday night (31/05/2010) at Chelsea SES for a very special occasion.
Meet the brand new Chelsea Rescue 2, Chelsea SES's newest resource
In the 2009 Victorian State Budget, Chelsea SES Unit welcomed the fantastic news that they would be receiving a brand new, Hino Medium Rescue vehicle to replace their current Chelsea Rescue 2. The truck; valued at $192,000.00 needed to be specially built to meet the requirements of the SES and then the SES livery, reds and blues and all equipment had to be fitted.
The Hino Medium Rescue vehicle worth in excess of $190,000
After a year that included plenty of consultation with the unit regarding the fit out of the vehicle, Chelsea SES officially took delivery of the brand new Chelsea Rescue 2 with the keys being handed over to unit Controller Ron Fitch, by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and State member for Carrum, Jenny Lindell MP at a glittering event at the Chelsea LHQ. Ms. Lindell told the invited guests that the night wasn’t as much about what the Government had done, it was about saying thank you for the work that the SES does and the best way to do that was to show their support in a very tangible way with equipment like this.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and State member for Carurm, Jenny Lindell
Chelsea Controller Ron Fitch receiving the keys to Rescue 2
The City of Kingston Mayor, Cr Steve Staikos and the City of
City of Kingston Mayor Cr Steve Steve Staikos presents Evette Davis with Flowers for a job well done
Mr. Ray Jasper, SES Central Region Manager was there representing SES Headquarters and he spoke about the fantastic ongoing support from not only the State Government, but local Government as well. He added that
Mr. Ray Jasper, SES Central Region Manager
Following the speeches, guests were invited outside to see the new vehicle on show. It was also a great opportunity to demonstrate to the representatives from local CFA units and Police, including Divisional Superintendent, Lucinda Nolan, the features of the vehicle and how it may be utilized by these other agencies in a variety of ways. Then it was time to head back inside for refreshments.
The Mayor & Deputy Mayor ready for a test drive
Jenny Lindell looked right at home in the drivers seat
Cr Staikos, Cr Bauer, Unit Controller Ron Fitch & SES Central Region Manager Ray Jasper
The Mayor & his Deputy enjoying a cuppa with members of the Chelsea team after the presentation
Say cheese everyone...the full house for the official handover of Chelsea's newest resource
Although the new vehicle was certainly the star of the night;
Last Updated (Tuesday, 24 May 2011 09:12)