29 Nov 2023

USAR vehicles in "crisis" says senior officer

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 29 November 2023

Urban Search and Rescue have trucks so old they keep breaking down and are not safe.

This, from OIA papers that include an email from the day Cyclone Gabrielle hit in which a senior Urban Search and Rescue officer declared "we are in an absolute crisis at the moment in regards to USAR vehicles."

Phil Pennington spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.