New Rescue Vehicle for Guyra VRA

31st May 2023

VRA Rescue NSW have received nine new specialist rescue vehicles worth over $2.75 million. The official handover took place on Saturday, May 27th in Dubbo.
The new specialist vehicles will enhance the safety of the highly skilled rescue specialists, enabling them to deliver world-class rescue services in Rural, Regional, and Remote NSW around the clock, regardless of the environment or terrain.
Included in the handover was a 4WD Remote Access Light Rescue vehicle which is now being used by the Guyra VRA.
The vehicle complements Guyra’s existing fleet of a Heavy Rescue vehicle, a 4x4 Bush Search & Rescue vehicle and a purpose built multi-use Trailer. 
Vehicle 443 is worth near $250k and was one of the rescue vehicles supplied by the previous state government to fill a void in Rescue vehicle/equipment and services in identified locations around NSW. 
The new vehicle will be the first vehicle responded by the Guyra VRA when a request for rescue services is requested. Guyra currently has eight General Land Rescue Operators and two Trainee Rescue Operators providing rescue coverage to Guyra and the surrounding area.
Minister for Emergency Services, Jihad Dib expressed his support for the lifesaving work of VRA Rescue NSW and the selfless service of the volunteers who give their valuable time to help others.
“I have the utmost respect for anyone who sacrifices their own time to help those in greater need than themselves and it’s a genuine pleasure to provide these specialised vehicles to VRA Rescue NSW so that important work can continue.” Mr. Dib said.
“I hope these vehicles aren’t needed on a regular basis but when they are called in to service, I trust they will make the lives of those working in them easier and help greater protect the lives of the people they serve.”