Bedford Fire Fighting Truck restoration project to commence July 2022

Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at 12:17:00 PM

The Shire of Ashburton have acquired the services of Perth based company Premier Truck Painters to restore Bedford Fire Fighting Truck that was stationed in the township of Wittenoom from the 1970s until 2000’s.

An important piece of both mining and the Shire’s history in the area, the truck will permanently reside at the future Emergency Services Precinct in Tom Price, following restoration of the truck and the completion of the Combined Emergency Services Facility in Tom Price.

Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White said that she was thrilled that Council were able to acquire this historical piece in recognition of the past and hoped its presence would act as an acknowledgement to our local volunteers and the work they do in the community.

“This Bedford Fire Fighting Truck is reminiscent of its era and a relic of a life gone by,” said Councillor White.

“Placing it at our new Combined Emergency Services Facility in Tom Price once both projects are complete is a great way to highlight the Shire’s dedication to remembering our history and developing our future.”

Restoration works are scheduled to commence in July for a duration of approximately 12 months.

Follow the Shire of Ashburton on Facebook and Instagram (@ShireofAshburton) to follow the restoration progress.

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