Hino reveals new emergency services unit
Hino has unveiled a new emergency service communications vehicle at a recent Data61 D61+ LIVE showcase event held in Sydney.
According to Hino, the Emergency Services Integrated Communications (ESIC) vehicle is based on a Hino 700 Series SS 2848 and features equipment that allows emergency services to supply consistent, up-to-date information and connectivity to communities and the front line of service during an emergency. The National Safety Agency (NSA) in partnership with Australian government departments, helped to develop the ESIC vehicle.
“Choosing the Hino truck was an important decision that enables us to get our technology to an emergency in a safe and timely manner,” said Des Bahr NSA President and Director of the ESIC project.
“Reliability is paramount as the truck is an all agency, all hazard approach. Agencies rely on us to provide vital assistance, intelligence and capability in crisis situations.
“We also chose Hino due to their global presence. As they are such a well-supported vehicle brand internationally, our prototype reflects a model that can be replicated without the need for modification.”
The ESIC houses technology that gathers a wide array of data to monitor and provide predictive modelling of floods, fires and other emergency crisis situations.
Photo L-R: National Safety Agency President Des Bahr; and Data61 CEO Adrian Turner with the Hino-based Emergency Services Integrated Communications (ESIC) vehicle.