26 August 2017




Member for Albury, Greg Aplin, today officially presented the NSW SES Holbrook Unit with a new emergency response vehicle.


Mr Aplin said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to providing the State’s emergency service agencies with the state-of-the-art equipment they need to keep communities safe.


“This Government is proud to support the NSW SES and its volunteers with a $215,000 emergency response truck as part of a five year $46 million Operational Fleet funding project,” Mr Aplin said.


“We continue to place the highest priority on the safety of NSW SES volunteers by making sure they have the necessary equipment to carry out their lifesaving work.


“The NSW SES Holbrook Unit is a small but important group of 14 volunteers. In the last 12 months, they have responded to more than 27 emergency tasks.


Mr Aplin also officially awarded 11 volunteers with Long Service Awards and National medals.


“These awards, representing a combined total of over 120 years’ service, recognise not only our volunteers’ years of active service, but the strong sense of civic duty in Holbrook,” Mr Aplin said.


“While all volunteers in the NSW SES show an extraordinary level of commitment to their communities, award presentations such as this provide special recognition to those volunteers whose accumulated wisdom and experience is irreplaceable.


“There is obviously a huge wealth of knowledge in the NSW SES Holbrook Unit,” continued Mr Aplin.


NSW SES Commissioner Mark Smethurst said the new vehicle will help volunteers carry out important emergency storm response work.


The Isuzu Medium Storm vehicle will be used to provide storm and flood response capability including local flooding, ground and medium scale roof operations, large tree operations and general land search,” Commissioner Smethurst said.