A Fire and Emergency Type 1 Iveco appliance won an award at the Wellington Truck and Transport Show in February.

The annual fundraiser event run by the Silverstream Lions Club was held at Trentham Memorial Park and is an extravaganza of all things trucking and transport, including trucks, cars, displays, helicopter rides, and trade stalls. 

Volunteer Senior Firefighter at Upper Hutt brigade, Nathan King, said the crews who went to the show were 'surprised but stoked' at the win. 

‘Remutaka Volunteer Fire Brigade had two rural trucks at the show and Upper Hutt Volunteer Fire Brigade, who are based at Trentham Station, took their Trentham 481 truck down as something to do for the community and help with fundraising for the Life Flight Rescue helicopter service. 

‘There are awards for each category of truck, for example, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Hino. Our Trentham Type 1 Iveco (481) won best in the show in its category.’ 

Nathan said he would like to thank the crew who were at the show for the whole day and the organisers for ‘a great event’. 

The win came hot on the heels of another event also held in February to celebrate the introduction of the 400th Iveco Eurocargo (Type 1 and 2) appliance to Fire and Emergency’s fleet. Frasers Engineering, Iveco, and Fire and Emergency representatives gathered for a morning tea and photographs. Iveco build the cab and chassis and Frasers Engineering build the body. 

Fire and Emergency Vehicle Development Engineer Bruce Crosbie said the relationship between us and Iveco spans over 20 years. 

‘These trucks have become an integral part of the fleet used by our volunteers. The first one went on the road in Greytown in 2005 and it was great to get together to celebrate the rollout of the 400th truck.’ 

Our National Operations Advisor for Fleet and Equipment, Keith Pedley, said there are 605 fire stations scattered across Aotearoa and the Ivecos feature prominently in pretty much every one of those stations. 

‘Our operational people enjoy using them, they are safe and comfortable, and they carry all the equipment necessary for us to do our job.’

The 400th Iveco Eurocargo appliance 




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