Pumpers are designed for structural fires where a continuous volume of water and specialist firefighting equipment is required. It has a large pump to provide firefighting water from its tank, an open water source or street mains. The need for a pumper to address the growing structural risk in Maiden Gully was recognised over 10 years ago. From 2008, we began housing spare pumpers (used as replacements when other pumpers breakdown or require service) to give our crews experience with this type of vehicle. This also provided the necessary structural firefighting capacity as long as the pumper was not in use elsewhere.
Maiden Gully Pumper 1
A Light Pumper was finally allocated to the Brigade in late 2017 and has significantly boosted our structural firefighting capabilities both locally and in assisting our neighbouring communities.
|Vehicle Type||CFA Light Pumper|
|Built||2011 by Varley Specialised Vehicles|
|Cab Chassis||Hino 816 Crew Cab|
|Power Plant||4.0 litre Hino diesel|
|Transmission||Hino A860E, 6 speed automatic gearbox|
|Communications||Tait TM 9155 Mobile & two Tait TP9100 Portables|
|Water Capacity||1200 litres with 100 litres B class foam|
|Pump||Rosenbauer N-25 single stage, centrifugal PTO pump|
|Pump Capacity||2,500 litres per minute at 1000 kPa|
|Ladders||7m triple extension, 5m combination|
|Other Equipment||Centrally mounted telescopic light mast|