New tanker delivered for Tingha RFS

21st Apr 2021

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has handed over the keys to a brand new $380,000 Category 1 tanker to members of Tingha NSW Rural Fire Service Brigade.
The tanker replaces the former Tingha appliance which was significantly damaged in a rollover incident in January 2019.
The Tingha RFS brigade currently has four vehicles at its disposal, including the new Category 1 tanker, two Category 7 tankers and a Category 9 tanker.
“For such a small community Tingha has a strong RFS contingent with 64 members, 25 of those available to attend fires, while the remainder are involved in support, reserve or administration roles,” Mr Marshall said.
“I thank Tingha RFS Captain Lawrie Horlyck, Senior Deputy Captain Andrew Conn and all brigade members for their service and hope the Cat 1 will go a long way to assisting their efforts to protect property and lives.”
Earlier this year Tingha Citizens Association Chair Colleen Graham raised concerns with Mr Marshall about the age and quality of the resources available to the Tingha RFS to protect the community.
“I immediately sought confirmation from the NSW Rural Fire Service that Tingha would not be forgotten and their new Cat 1 tanker would be delivered, as promised,” he said.
“The Tingha Brigade has done a mighty job and on behalf of the community, I wanted to ensure they had the best equipment to continue doing their job supporting and protecting locals.”