Personnel at RAAF Base East Sale have welcomed the arrival of a new Broadspectrum Panther-S firefighting vehicle and the increased capability it will bring.
Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester welcomed the addition of the Panther-S and applauded the efforts of Broadspectrum employees during the recent bushfire emergency.
“The new Panther-S model is being introduced by as part of Broadspectrum’s investment and commitment to firefighting and airfield safety,” Minister Chester said.
“This investment is an example of the continued commitment of Broadspectrum to provide our ADF personnel with high-quality, state-of-the-art products and services.
“I also thank Broadspectrum and the support they provided during the bushfires, where they provided extensive services to Defence personnel and evacuees, as well as being involved in the firefighting.”
Minister Chester, representatives from Defence, Broadspectrum and the vehicle manufacturer, Rosenbauer Australia attended the launch at the RAAF East Sale Fire Station to see demonstrations of the new vehicle’s capability.
Defence has had a partnership with Broadspectrum to deliver base services products at a large number of bases for more than 15 years.
RAAF Base East Sale provides a training environment for novice pilots and operational capabilities for Defence. The firefighting service is an important component of the ground support that enables the safe operation of aircraft.