Eight new inflatable boats will help ambos help others in flood rescues

A practise run of the new boat.

Eight new inflatable rescue boats will improve the on-water flood rescue capabilities for paramedics.

NSW Ambulance chief executive Dr Dominic Morgan said the boats are a massive boost to NSW Ambulance’s on-water capability and come with cars and trailers so they can be transported across the state.

The cost for all this is $400,000.

The inflatable boats to be used across the state.

“The IRBs will be an invaluable resource during natural disasters, giving paramedics greater access to patients in floods without needing to rely on other agencies, who may be equally overwhelmed during a disaster,” Mr Morgan said.

The new inflatable boats will be strategically located throughout metropolitan and regional locations so they are ready when needed.

Paramedics try out the new boats. Photos: Contributed

The information in this report was provided by the office of Janelle Saffin.

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