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This year’s Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council’s (AFAC) annual event, AFAC19, will call the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre home from 27 to 30 August 2019.

Emergency service professionals will attend AFAC19’s exhibition and conferences to commence the dialogue on the new wave of change the industry is set for. The exhibition is set to showcase a broad range of innovative products, and Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) is set to display a range of products from Isuzu Trucks and Isuzu Power Solutions.

In its 30th consecutive year of market leadership, Isuzu Trucks continues to forge ahead, providing trucking solutions for the Australian market. At AFAC19 Isuzu Trucks will be showcasing the NPS 75-155 4×4, which is available in automated manual transmission (AMT), an ideal transport solution for the emergency services.

NPS 75-155 4×4 Crew with automated manual transmission

 IAL National Sales Manager, Les Spaltman, expressed his excitement in returning to AFAC in Melbourne with Isuzu’s range.

“It’s always a great event to attend, and with AFAC19 being held in Melbourne, we have a greater ability to really showcase Isuzu’s comprehensive offering to the fire and emergency service sectors,” Mr Spaltman said.

Alongside the trucks at the IAL stand, Isuzu Power Solutions will also be presenting a range of off-highway power solutions; the 4JG1 will be on the podium, and the 3CA1 will be featured fitted onto the back of the CFA truck—an Isuzu NPS 75-155 truck.

As the first factory-built, two-pedal, 4×4 light-duty truck, the NPS 75-155 comes with AMT that has been specifically calibrated for Australian off-road conditions, making it a ready-made, tailored transport solution for emergency services, including fire authorities and brigades.

NPS 75-155 4×4 Crew with automated manual transmission

Mr Spaltman said, “AFAC19 will see the NPS 4×4 on display; the NPS with AMT presents greater transmission options and driver-access versatility, which is especially important for our volunteer emergency services.

“On display is also the NPS fitted for the CFA, which has been carefully developed to fit the specific needs of our firefighters in their battle against bush fires.”

NPS 4×4: serving the CFA in harsh Australian conditions 

Integrating technology from both Isuzu Trucks and Isuzu Power Solutions, the NPS 75-155 is custom-fitted with the 3CA1 engine for the CFA, providing the right synergy to provide the emergency and fire services a tool that can match the extreme conditions they operate in.

IAL Head of Power Solutions, Matt Sakhaie, explains how the engines are being used throughout the industry.

“We’ve worked in conjunction with GAAM and various country fire authorities to produce pumps that will be fitted on the back of a fire truck, and these you can find on the Isuzu stand.

“Isuzu Power Solutions provides reliable and fit-for-purpose power solutions for a diverse range industries, such as road transport, agriculture and emergency services.

“Having the responsibility to provide reliable and high-quality power solutions to an industry like the emergency services is something we relish in at IAL,” Mr Sakhaie said.

Visit IAL at exhibit stand number 386.