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Rural firefighting

Federated Farmers secretary Alastair Lloyd tests one of two new trailer fire units purchased for the Eiffelton–Longbeach area in Canterbury, in 1983. Each unit held 100 gallons (455 litres) of water, and could be transported quickly to rural fires, common on the dry Canterbury Plains in summer.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Welfare and emergency services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008