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Country Fire Service

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:41 :54 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Emergency Services a question in relation to the Country Fire Service.

Leave granted.

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: Yesterday, in response to a question to the minister, he advised the chamber that the CFS trucks that do not have burnover protection in the same format as others were going through a process of upgrade. I ask the minister: how many trucks do not have burnover protection out of the total number of trucks, and at what date will the works in progress be completed?

The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) ( 15:42 :42 ): I thank the honourable member for his question. I did give a detailed answer yesterday about what exactly constitutes burnover protection and the importance that it can have for the safety of our volunteers out on the front line serving our community fighting fires in regional areas. I don’t have those specific statistics at hand, but they are important statistics that I am more than happy to share with the honourable member. I’m happy to take that question on notice and make sure he gets the relevant answer to his question.

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