The MFB currently has one of their ladder platforms (Car 170) on loan to Fire & Rescue NSW, which is working out of 27 station, Parramatta. The LP was entered into service in the 1990's and has apparently seen action for the MFB, CFA, ACTFR and now FRNSW!
Fire & Rescue NSW Station 445 Springwood sent in these photos of their new tanker, sporting the new FRNSW "plus" themed livery. This is the first time we've seen the new stickers on this type of appliance. What are your thoughts?
This light rescue prototype was designed after consultation with brigades who determined that a trial of a light appliance as opposed to the traditional large pumper / tanker could be of more benefit in remote locations. The appliance will carry no firefighting equipment, rescue gear only. This allows the appliance to carry out rescue coverage during firefighting operations.
We get our first look at the results of Fire & Rescue NSW re-branding, which was rumoured to involve new signage and livery for their appliances.
Modelled off the NSW RFS equivalent, the CFA has two new "Ultra Heavy Tanker's" out and doing the rounds in the field. This vehichle has a 9,000-litre water tank with a 1,000lpm pump and some interesting additions for the CFA.
This new bulk water boasts an impressive hydraulic arm to lower a 'portadam' container from the side of the appliance, allowing firefighters to safely lower the dam and deploy it without having to drag it off the appliance. A back saving feature for sure!
This is a huge post - photos of the strike team appliances, video of the VLAT and Chinook at work and a great video of a multi agency strike team on the way under lights and sirens. If you're into trucks, choppers and planes - this is the post for you!
You've seen the exterior photos of the new Technical Rescue Vehicles, but have you seen the new gear inside them? Based at Blacktown fire station, Technical Rescue 063 replaces the old "Heavy Rescue 063" and boast a whole lot more gear to go with it. These new Technical Rescue Vehicles (TRV's) bring new equipment to the field, along with gear that was previous stored and accessed on demand. We took a look inside TRV063 and some of the new equipment available to firefighters. Don't miss this one, there's a *lot* of stuff to see.
Watch as the giant MFB Control 1A turns out for a 2nd alarm HAZMAT incident on the Monash Freeway. Looks like it would be a bit of a handful to respond that through the city!
Well, this is bizarre. A 16 year old has been arrested in Melbourne after responding around in his own private vehicle - having decked it out with a full lights and sirens package! He had been spotted a number of times over the past few weeks responding through traffic and was reported to police after people became suspicious of the fully unmarked white appliance carving up traffic under red and blues. Not to mention the 16yr old driver behind the wheel wearing a high vis vest....