“Increased communications capability is a significant benefit, with many of the bushfires we respond to occurring in remote or regional locations.”
Both vehicles are designed to seat four people, and contain whiteboards and storage for administrative items.
Mr Mitchell said the communications trucks were completed in time for use during the 2016-17 bushfire season.
“We have one truck deployed in the Perth Hills and the second based at Manjimup in the southern forests, where they will most be used,” he said.
“Of course, during larger incidents or when requested, we can move them through the State where the greatest need is.”
The vehicles’ development brought together Parks and Wildlife fire practitioners, fleet designers and IT specialists to deliver a fit-for-purpose product.
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