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ACT Rural Fire Service Appliances Australian Capital Territory Isuzu SPEL (NZ)

ACTRFS – Gungahlin 11 CAFS Tanker – Isuzu/SPEL

Service – ACT Rural Fire Service
Appliance type – CAFS Tanker
Fleet number –
Cab Chassis – Isuzu FTS 750
Body Builder – SPEL (NZ)
Registration – 211496

Gungahlin 11C is a CAFS tanker – Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) uses an air compressor along with foam induction to provide a more effective application of foam for firefighting. The foam produced from the system can be used to coat buildings, providing a protective barrier from radiant heat and ember attack due to bushfire as an example. CAFS is becoming more prevalent across Australia as agencies search for options to safeguard communities in the urban/bushland interface.

The tanker was built by SPEL in New Zealand on an Isuzu FTS 750 dual cab chassis.

All round photos of this tanker can be viewed in this gallery

CAFS Tanker from Gungahlin Brigade in the ACT Rural Fire Service

CAFS Tanker from Gungahlin Brigade in the ACT Rural Fire Service

CAFS Tanker from Gungahlin Brigade in the ACT Rural Fire Service


Appliances Australian Fire Company Fire & Rescue NSW New South Wales Scania

Fire & Rescue NSW – ME337 – Scania 94D – Pumper (CAFS Prototype)

Service – NSW Fire & Rescue
Appliance type – Pumper
Fleet number – ME337
Cab Chassis – Scania 94D 310
Body Builder – Australian Fire Company
Registration – FBY337

Served at Glebe as Pumper 18. After being replaced by a new Scania Pumper, this appliance was retro-fitted with a CAFS (Compressed air foam system) utillity and trialled at a number of stations including 64 Lakemba and 46 Sutherland.

At last check it was assigned to 31 Busby

Full Gallery

FRNSW CAFS Prototype PumperFRNSW CAFS Prototype Pumper. The former Stn18 Glebe Pumper had Compressed Air Foam System added as a trial. The system produces a very good foam that is effective in a variety of situations, particularly with limited water use.

Open Day April 2007


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