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Fire & Rescue NSW. Station 399 – Narrabri

Narrabri Fire Station is staffed by retained firefighters, running an Isuzu Rescue Pumper (ME487), Isuzu Tanker (ME711) and a Hazmat Van.
The station is in the Regional North 3 Zone

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FRNSW 399 Narrabri Fire Station


Appliances Fire & Rescue NSW Isuzu Mills Tui New South Wales Tanker

Fire & Rescue NSW – ME711 – Isuzu Tanker by Mills Tui

Service – NSW Fire & Rescue
Appliance type – Tanker
Fleet number – ME711
Cab Chassis – Isuzu
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – BE21HU

Built by Mills Tui in June 2010, this tanker has served at 399 Narrabri since commissioning

FRNSW Media Release

New $400,000 fire engine for Narrabri

Published: 10th September 2010

The fire and emergency protection of residents and businesses in Narrabri has been boosted with the delivery of a new $400,000 fire engine to local firefighters, Barwon MLC”, Christine Robertson, said today.

“The Keneally Government is continuing to provide our firefighters with modern and safe vehicles for their vital work to protect NSW families,” Ms Robertson said.

“This new vehicle, which was delivered to Narrabri Fire Station this month, is part of the largest roll-out of new and upgraded fire engines in the NSW Fire Brigades’ history.

“The Narrabri firefighters do an extraordinary job in protecting their community and this new fire tanker will help them perform even more effectively.”

“This multi-purpose vehicle’s features include four-wheel drive for fires in difficult terrain and a water protection system operated from the cabin to help ensure the safety of the crew.”

Minister for Emergency Services, Steve Whan, said the specialist vehicle had been designed and built for responding to a range of emergencies including building, bush and grass fires, road accidents and chemical spills.

“These new tankers can be configured as a standard tanker or a hazardous materials or rescue unit to improve our firefighters’ capacity to respond to all types of emergencies,” Mr Whan said.

“The Government’s record $972 million 2010/11 emergency services budget included $637 million for the NSWFB, providing $18 million to continue updating its fleet with more than 35 new fire engines and specialised vehicles.

“It can pump 1900 litres of water a minute from its tank, which carries up to 2700 litres of water and can also operate from hydrants. It is also equipped with special fire fighting foam and meets strict emission standards.”

NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins said the new vehicle would enhance the response capability of firefighters in the Narrabri district.

“The 19 firefighters stationed at Narrabri Fire Station responded to 139 emergency calls in 2009/10 and were also actively involved in educating the community about fire safety throughout the year.

“Fleet upgrades such as this ensure that our firefighters have the best equipment and the latest technology to ensure the safety and protection of local communities,” Commissioner Mullins said.

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FRNSW T399 Narrabri (ME711)

FRNSW T399 Narrabri (ME711)


Appliances Fire & Rescue NSW Isuzu Medium Pumper New South Wales Pumper SEM (Skilled)

Fire & Rescue NSW – ME487 – Isuzu Pumper by Skilled (SEM)

Service – NSW Fire & Rescue
Appliance type – Rescue Pumper
Fleet number – ME487
Cab Chassis – Isuzu
Body Builder – Skilled (SEM)
Registration – BC37RL

Served at 399 Narrabri

Built by Skilled Engineering (now SEM Fire & Rescue) in July 2002

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FRNSW P399 Narrabri (ME487)

FRNSW P399 Narrabri (ME487)


Appliances Chevrolet Specialist Support

Fire & Rescue NSW – ME009 – Chevrolet USAR Recon

Service – NSW Fire & Rescue
Appliance Type – USAR Reconnaisance Vehicle
Fleet number – ME 009
Cab Chassis – Chevrolet Silverado
Body Builder –
Registration – FBY009

Callsign “USAR 4”, this vehicle is a reconnaisance and transport vehicle for USAR taskings. The main USAR appliance in the Sydney area is a semi-trailer “USAR 1”, so this vehicle gives a more nimble capability for either forward reconnaisance or transport of equipment.

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WA Fire & Rescue – HSR45 – Isuzu HSR

Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
Appliance type – HSR (Hazmat,Structural , Rescue)
Fleet number – HSR45
Cab Chassis – Isuzu FTS800
Body Builder – Frontline Fire Rescue
Registration – 1QBV-380

Hazmat, Structural, Rescue (HSR) appliance built by Frontline Fire Rescue in 2014 for DFES. Placed into service at Mundaring Fire & Rescue

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Mundaring FRS HSR Appliance

Mundaring FRS HSR Appliance


Fire Station MFB Melbourne Victoria

MFB Melbourne – FS2 West Melbourne

The current West Melbourne Fire Station in Batman Street opened in August 1964, replacing the 1919 station in William Street.

The Station is located within Central District (based at FS1 Eastern Hill) and operates 2 Pumpers.

At last check, pumpers assigned to FS 2 were:
MFB Car 63, a Mark 5 Scania
MFB Car 37, a Mark 5 Scania – seen in this post sporting a ‘Mo’ for movember: MFB Car 037 at FS2

WA Fire & Rescue – LT326 – Toyota Landcruiser – Light Tanker

Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
Appliance type – Light Tanker
Fleet number – LT326
Cab Chassis – Toyota
Body Builder – Technifire 2000
Registration – 1QAH189

LT376 was built by Technifire 2000 on a Toyota Landcruiser cab chassis. It served initially at Bassendean Fire Station

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WA Fire & Rescue – MP60 – Acco 2350 Medium Pumper

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
Dept Fire & Emergency Services - Karratha


WA Fire & Rescue – UP05HR – Scania Urban Pumper Heavy Rescue

Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
Appliance type – Urban Pumper
Fleet number – UP05
Cab Chassis – Scania P310
Body Builder –
Registration – 1QBP374

This Urban Pumper replaced an Acco 2350 based Medium Pumper at Bunbury station.

DFES states: “UP Series appliance design is a continuous improvement upgrade to the Heavy Pump appliance series first commissioned in 2008.
The UP series development process incorporates the commissioning by Fleet and Equipment Services of FESA generated drawings and specifications, proto type manufacture under direction, and full scale manufacturing. This process was adapted in recognition of the variations experienced across the preceding MP and HP series where the contracted manufacturer directed the appliance build process. The process provides for standardisation across the series irrespective of manufacturers (provided capability has been demonstrated) and has resulted in reduced delivery timelines.”

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WA Fire & Rescue – UP07 – Scania Urban Pumper

Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
Appliance type – Urban Pumper
Fleet number – UP07
Cab Chassis – Scania P310
Body Builder –
Registration – 1QBP394

This Urban Pumper replaced an Acco 2350 based Medium Pumper at Kalgoorlie-Boulder station.

DFES states: “UP Series appliance design is a continuous improvement upgrade to the Heavy Pump appliance series first commissioned in 2008.
The UP series development process incorporates the commissioning by Fleet and Equipment Services of FESA generated drawings and specifications, proto type manufacture under direction, and full scale manufacturing. This process was adapted in recognition of the variations experienced across the preceding MP and HP series where the contracted manufacturer directed the appliance build process. The process provides for standardisation across the series irrespective of manufacturers (provided capability has been demonstrated) and has resulted in reduced delivery timelines.”

Thanks to Matt for these photos.
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