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Fire sector previews new Volvo crew cab

Attendees at AFAC 2022 in Adelaide have been given an advanced look at the first new Volvo FM crew cab.

Unveiled on behalf of the ACT Emergency Services Agency, the Volvo FM crew cab has been specially designed and equipped, front to back, with the needs of the firefighter at top of mind.

Feedback was collected from the field to create what Volvo Trucks is calling the safest, most comfortable and innovative vehicle for those tasked with protecting the community during times of crisis.

According to Volvo Trucks, a key focus during the development of the Crew Cab was to create a working environment that makes a firefighter’s job easier while also supporting the health and well-being of their teams in the challenging conditions they face.

This has resulted in a more human centric approach to emergency vehicle design, with new standards in performance, ergonomics and driver safety.

The vehicle unveiled at the show is equipped with a Euro 6 emissions compliant 11-litre Volvo engine, and fully automatic transmission with leading safety features, making this a fit-for-purpose solution for the emergency services sector.

Volvo Group Australia President & CEO Martin Merrick was on-hand to unveil the vehicle.

“This truck represents Volvo’s commitment to the emergency services, and to a more sustainable future,” he said.

“It’s been designed to meet the needs of emergency services. The result is a safe, innovative, and fit-for-purpose truck that we are very proud to share with you.”

Volvo Group Australia also reaffirmed the intention to build these crew cabs in Australia.

This year, Volvo’s Wacol, Brisbane plant celebrates 50 years of local manufacturing.

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