Scania Mid Mounted Type 4 Pumper


History of the Appliance

Hastings received the Mid Mounted Type 4 Pumper in 2011 to replace an Isuzu Type 3 Medium Pumper that had been in service since 2004.

Based on a slightly modified Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) Mark 5 Pumper, this truck is the only one of its kind in the CFA and was previously located at Dandenong.

The vehicle was introduced into the fleet to evaluate different pump configurations for the new Heavy Pumpers. After extensive trials, it was decided to build rear mounted Pumps. The mid mounted Pumper was then re-located to Hastings.

Technical Information:

Scania 300 94G cabin with seating for 5 crew members. Two Breathing Apparatus sets are mounted into two of the rear seats.

The Appliance has a 1600 litre “first aid” water  tank and a Darley KSPAH 1000  2 stage midship mounted pump capable of flows up to 4,000 litres of water per minute. Two (2) live hose reels are provided either side of the appliance
and are 60 meters in length.

Water can be delivered through four outlets, with two on either side of the truck. All outlets are 64mm in diameter, although one on each side has a 64mm-to-38mm adaptor fitted to it.

Supporting the water delivery system is a FoamPro foam proportioning system, as well as a “round the pump” B class foam proportioning system.

Other equipment the truck carries includes one 9 metre ladder, a multifold ladder, ground monitor, Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) fan, forcible entry tools and equipment as well as Breathing Apparatus (BA) and oxygen equipment.

On the rear of the appliance an Akron Deckmaster remote controlled roof monitor, with the remote plugging into the pump panel.


Hino 3.4C Tanker


History of the Appliance

The Hybrid Crew Cab Heavy 3.4C Tanker was commissioned in 2006, replacing a 3.4D Tanker.

This was the first tanker the brigade had that allowed all crew members to sit together in the cab itself, as all previous versions of the modern tanker had a cab for two (Driver and Crew Leader) with the three remaining crew members seated in a Roll
Over Protection System (ROPS) on the rear work area.

The Tanker has been used extensively locally as well as deploying to larger “campaign” fires and incidents such as:

  • The North East fires in 2006.
  • Black Saturday fires in Narre Warren Northas well as support duties in the aftermath in Kinglake in 2009.
  • In 2011 the tanker was deployed as part of a strike team to Newbridge and the surrounding districts in the North West for flood relief duties.

Technical Information:

Crew Cab Heavy Tanker consists of with seating for five (5) crew and the increase in tank size from 3,000 litres to 3,750 litres with 750 allocated for the new vehicle spray protection system.

The CFA crew protection system incorporates the vehicle spray system with drop down fire curtains in the cab and 31 spray outlets distributed evenly over the vehicle. The tanker has a Foam Pro Class” A” Foam system and B Class foam induction system
incorporated in the Elkhart Monitor.

The Tanker has been fitted with a fire-fighting pump set comprising a twin cylinder, 22Kw Hatz Silent Pack Air-Cooled Diesel which is closed coupled to a GAAM MK 325 Single-Stage Fire-fighting pump.

The Tanker has been constructed on the Hino Ranger PRO 8Z, 4WD Diesel engine powered crew cab chassis.


Hazmat Salvage


History of the Appliance

The Hazmat  is a Brigade owned appliance and was purchased in 1994 after an extensive fund raising campaign by the Brigade.

Used  to store the Brigade’s Hazmat equipment as well as provide general lighting, transport and salvage equipment.

The Hazmat will reach the end of its useable life in 2015, and will be replaced.

Technical Information:

The vehicle is a Mazda T4600 body with a “general rescue” body.

A 5kVa generator is mounted in the rear body.


Field Command Vehicle

History of the Appliance

The Field Command Vehicle (FCV – which was originally known as the “Brigade Support” prior to reclassification in 2010) was purchased in 2015 and put online shortly after.

It replaced the previously owned Nissan Patrol.

Technical Information:

Isuzu D-Max. Four (4) wheel drive. LED lighting bar.

The Forward Control Vehicle (FCV) is designed to transport crew to incidents and training, and can act as a Strike Team Leader’s vehicle. The FCV carries a number of radios, medical kits and tool bags.