Fire Brigades operate a wide range of vehicles that support emergency operations by transporting specialist equipment and extra personnel as well as for incident command. These vehicles may also be used for personnel transport to meetings and training, fire community safety events, equipment maintenance and fundraising.
Maiden Gully Field Command Vehicle - FCV
The introduction of a Toyota Slip-On in 2003 provided us with a firefighting vehicle that could also carry out support roles despite having limited seating capacity. To maintain this capability once the Slip-On was decommissioned, the Brigade purchased a Ford Ranger Crew Cab with a canopy. With the support of CFA it was upgraded to a Field Command Vehicle in January 2015 by the provision of additional radios. This vehicle has been fully funded by community contributions and local fundraising.
|Vehicle Type||Crew Cab Utility|
|Built||2013 by Ford|
|Cab Chassis||Ford PX Ranger four-wheel drive|
|Power Plant||3.2 litre turbo charged diesel|
|Transmission||6 speed manual gearbox|
|Communications||2 Tait TM 9155 Mobiles (fireground & command), Trunking radio & Tait TP9100 portable|