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Welcome to Fire Australia. This site has been created as a repository for information on Australian fire services to record our history.

It’s become apparent to me over recent years that there is a lot of information floating around the internet of historical significance, either now or in the future. The key issue with this is that is tends to be shared in pockets and then slowly disappear in the background noise. The aim of this site is to gather this information into stories and present it for others to see and contribute to.

Through involvement with various emergency services and other groups, I’ve formed a network with a vast amount of historical information including photos and stories. Initially the site will be using these resources to publish information mainly on vehicles and buildings. At a later date, we will call for submissions of further content.

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  • zonny
    May 4, 2017 - 11:23 am | Permalink

    The below appliance is currently STILL in service alongside their scania HP 20 (ex Hope Valley FRS)

    WA Fire & Rescue – MP60 – Acco 2350 Medium Pumper

    July 2, 2015 – 11:00 am

    Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
    Appliance type – Medium Pumper
    Fleet number – MP60
    Cab Chassis – International ACCO 2350
    Body Builder – South West Fire Units
    Registration – 1ALI099

    This pumper was part of a build of 6 on ACCO 2350 cab chassis. Most were originally setup as a standard Medium Pumper and later modified to become a Medium Pumper Heavy Rescue for use at major regional stations. The addition of a bullbar and updated signage are key visual signs of the rebuild. This appliance appears to have the midlife rebuild complete without the upgrade to Heavy Rescue

    By 2015, this appliance had been replaced at Karratha by a Scania

    Photographed in 2013, thanks Matt

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