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Scania on duty as fire conference commences

Scania Australia is once again proud to be a major sponsor of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council’s conference, held this year in Perth from 28-31 August.

Scania’s involvement for the seventh year running, underlines the company’s local and international commitment to supporting fire fighting authorities around the world.

Scania is a global supplier of emergency vehicle cabs and chassis, and in Australia has supplied metropolitan and country fire crews with more than 550 vehicles delivered across every state and territory.An iconic Scania CrewCab has even been pressed into service at an air force base in 6x6 configuration, while commercial enterprises are also specifying Scania for their facility fire protection systems.As the supplier of cabs and chassis designed for fire-fighting activities, Scania maintains very strong lines of communications to some of the world’s leading suppliers of fire-fighting systems. In this way, the best possible machines are placed at the disposal of fire fighters who deal with an array of life-threatening circumstances on a daily basis.Scania’s research and development engineering teams draw on global emergency situation data when designing heavy-duty response vehicles.“The AFAC/Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre conference provides a forum to bring representatives of the emergency response community together, to meet and share ideas,” says Shane Griffin, National Sales Manager – Specialist Vehicles, Scania Australia.“When emergencies and natural disasters occur, it is important that they be managed at the lowest level of risk, and with the highest level of success, not only to protect lives and property, but also to safeguarding the front-line crews. The Scania CrewCab helps those front-line crews travel safely and carry with them the tools they need to succeed,” he says.