The pumper is the first of its kind and has been specially designed to provide firefighting, rescue and HAZMAT capabilities both on and off-road.
We’ve got the scoop, excuse the pun, on a recent addition to the Fire & Rescue training academy. It doesn’t have a callsign or entry in the FRNSW CAD system, but as the academy told us – it’s “prepared for anything”.
With CAFS capabilities, a fireproof deployable awning and the ability to run air-powered tools, this heavy CAFS tanker is certainly impressive!
The two Kalgoorlie based vehicles – an urban pump and a District Officer’s vehicle – are decorated with images of natural flora and fauna of Wongatha Country – something local Aboriginal people can identify with instantly.
The boat is rated for 8 firefighters at any one time and boasts an impressive arsenal of firefighting and water-based capabilities – including sonar, FLIR, Dopler radar and drone inputs.
We came across a photo of a Canadian pumper wrapped for Remembrance Day – and we had to find out more! Reaching out to the Brantford Fire Department all the way up there, we asked how this masterpiece came to be.