In An Emergency Dial 000

Isuzu 2.2D Tanker

Built at the CFA's Ballarat Vehicle Manufacturing Plant in 1989, this unit was initially allocated to the Scoresby Fire Brigade in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. After a major overhaul at the CFA’s Kangaroo Flat Workshop, it was handed over to Maiden Gully on September 12th, 1999 and remained in use until June 2013. After 24 years of service (14 at Maiden Gully), it was disposed of by the CFA at auction.

Vehicle Type CFA 2.2D Tanker
Crew Size 6
Built 1989 at CFA Manufacturing Plant, Ballarat
Delivered September 1999 from Scoresby Fire Brigade
Cab Chassis Isuzu FSR 12 FRA series two wheel drive
Power Plant 6.5 litre Isuzu 6BGI diesel
Transmission 6 speed manual gearbox
Communications Tait TM 9155 Mobile & two Tait TP9100 Portables
Water Capacity 2000 litres with A class foam capability
Pump AAM Mk 250 two stage centrifugal pump, powered by a Lombardini diesel engine
Pump Capacity 580 litres per minute at 700 kPa
Ladders 5m double extension, 5m combination

Slip-on Unit - Ultra Light Tanker

This is a small fire tanker consisting of a standard one tonne four-wheel drive with a firefighting module (400 litre tank, pump and other fire suppression tools) that can be slipped onto the tray when required. It is crewed by two firefighters to perform first attack on spot sized/remote/difficult to access fires. The need for a small four-wheel drive tanker was first identified in the Brigade’s Risk Analysis in 1999. In 2000, the Brigade built the Slip-On module based on the DSE design and mounted it in a trailer. After significant fundraising, a successful application was made in 2002 to the Government’s Community Safety Emergency Support Program (CSESP) for matching funds to purchase a Toyota Land Cruiser Cab Chassis and fit the Slip-On module. It was officially commissioned in March 2003 and updated with a new cab-chassis and foam system in 2005. The introduction of this second firefighting vehicle in 2003 added enormously to the flexibility of operation of the brigade through enhanced fire suppression capability, providing personnel transport, supporting fire equipment maintenance and other brigade activities. With the arrival of the Light Tanker, the Slip-On was sold privately in March 2013.

Vehicle Type Slip-On (now known as an Ultra Light Tanker)
Crew Size 2
Built 2005 Toyota; firefighting module by MGFB in 2000
Delivered 2005
Cab Chassis Toyota Land Cruiser 78 four-wheel drive
Power Plant 6-cylinder diesel
Transmission 5 speed manual gearbox
Communications Tait TM 9100 Mobile & Tait TP9100 portable
Water Capacity 400 litres with A class foam capability
Pump Regent 3PKT pump powered by a 5hp Honda petrol engine