Photos: Waitakere’s custom designed WAIT7711

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Just have a look at this beast of an appliance. Custom designed by a team of people at Waitakere VFB, WAIT7711 is a force to be reckoned with! We spoke with the guys at Waitakere about their latest addition to the station.

The appliance is result of a collaborative build by the Waitakere community and Auckland Rural Fire. This project took two years and a huge amount of work by a team of people dedicated to creating a great asset for the community.

Waitakere Fire Station

Waitakere Fire Station

The appliance is designed to be a tanker and a specialist rural appliance that can support long duration incidents and has the following:

  • 6,000 litres of water
  • Seats 6 fire fighters
  • Tohatsu 72 high volume water pump
  • Wajax water pump
  • 7,400 litre portable dam
  • Inbuilt 60 litre fuel container with electric fuel pump
  • Foam induction system
  • 2 x 41mm and 2 x 70mm deliveries
  • Tripod lighting LED light
  • TIC
  • Commercial chainsaw
  • Rural hand tools
  • 4 x forestry packs plus flaked and coiled hose
  • 2 x BA sets with 2 spare cylinders