OPPOSITION spokesman for Emergency Services Brad Battin has jumped on board Woodford Fire Brigade's decade-long campaign for a new Country Fire Authority station.
Mr Battin and Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell visited Woodford, Kirkstall and Heywood brigades on Tuesday.
Woodford Fire Brigade Second Lieutenant James McDowall said the station wanted to secure funds for a new station and tanker.
"We currently have a more than 31-year-old tanker in the shed," he said.
He said the brigade had been campaigning for a new vehicle for at least a decade.
Second Lieutenant McDowall said when looking at the technology between their truck and a new one there was a big gap.
"It's like comparing a wagon to a spacecraft," Second Lieutenant McDowall said.
"There's no air-conditioner so when you're fighting fires on a 30-plus degree day it's pretty hard."
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The brigade has 33 members including six women.
Mr Battin said one goal of the visits to volunteer regional brigades was to reinstate the truck and station building program which ran for four years from 2014.
"Regional Victorians have been forgotten for far too long," Mr Battin said.
He said one of the issues CFA volunteers faced was occupational safety hazards with some stations not equipped with toilets or change room facilities.
Ms Britnell said the brigades were struggling to fit trucks into the sheds.
"Let's show that respect and return by giving them decent facilities," she said.
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