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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

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MFB Melbourne – Car 012 – Scania Mk5 Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Mark 5 Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 12
Cab Chassis – Scania 94G 300
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MBB332
Commissioned – 2003

Car 12 is a ‘Mark 5 Pumper’ built by Mills Tui in 2003.
It’s been used as a training appliance, spent about 4 years at FS1 and is now in the reserve pool.

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MFB Melbourne – Car 003 – Scania Mk5 Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Mark 5 Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 3
Cab Chassis – Scania 94G 300
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MBB349
Commissioned – 2003

Car 3 is a ‘Mark 5 Pumper’ built by Mills Tui in 2002.
It’s spent most of its life as Pumper 12 and more recently a Reserve Pool appliance.

This vehicle is signed with a dedication to L Lavelle, Chief Fire Officer 1982-1988


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MFB Melbourne – Car 015 – Scania Mk5 Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Mark 5 Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 15
Cab Chassis – Scania 94G 300
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MBM451
Commissioned – 2005

Car 15 is a ‘Mark 5 Pumper’ built by Mills Tui in 2004/05
It has served with the Training Department, 35 Windsor and is currently in the reserve pool.


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MFB Melbourne – Car 380 – Scania Mk5 Teleboom

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Teleboom (Aerial Pumper)
Fleet Number – Car 380
Cab Chassis – Scania 94G 300
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MBM474
Commissioned – 2005

Car 380 is a Teleboom – referred to commonly as an Aerial Pumper in other jurisdictions. It was built by Mills Tui Australia and allocated to 7 Thomastown Fire Station.

The below images were captured at the MFB workshops in 2014

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Scania cab chassis with Telesqurt boom


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MFB Melbourne – Car 037 – Scania Mk5 Pumper grows a ‘mo’ for Movember!

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 037
Cab Chassis – Scania P310
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MCI851
Commissioned – 2009

Car 37 is a Mills Tui built Mark 5 Pumper. It’s been assigned to FS 2 West Melbourne since commissioning in 2009.

Photographed here in 2014, it was participating in the Men’s health charity organisation and event ‘Movember’. Quite the dapper Mo.

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MFB Melbourne – Car 165 – International ACCO POD Transporter

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – POD Transporter
Fleet Number – Car 165
Cab Chassis – International ACCO 2350G
Body Builder –
Registration – MWU233
Commissioned – May 1996

Car165 was Commissioned in 1996 and served at 38 South Melbourne and 47 Footscray fire stations. It was disposed of in 2011 and is has been seen in commercial operation.

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MFB Melbourne – Car 008 – Scania Mk5 Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Mark 5 Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 8
Cab Chassis – Scania 94G 300
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MBB346
Commissioned – 2003

Car 8 is a ‘Mark 5 Pumper’ built by Mills Tui in 2003. Photographed below in NSW, when it was part of the contingent assisting with the devastating October 2013 bushfires around Sydney. It’s part of the MFB reserve pool.

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MFB Melbourne – Car 025 – Scania Mk5 Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Mark 5 Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 25
Cab Chassis – Scania 94G 300
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MBM454
Commissioned – 2005

MFB Car 25 was commissioned in 2005 and assigned as Pumper 10, where it is currently still in service.

This vehicle features artwork designed for the local community – a fire safety message and mural relevant to local Chinese communities.

The image below shows this vehicle in Sydney City, running as a replacement pumper during the October 2013 bushfires. An MFB contingent travelled to Sydney to backfill FRNSW stations while those local resources were utilised in the Blue Mountains and other fire ravaged areas.

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MFB Pumper at City of Sydney Fire Station as Runner 1 responds to an alarm call


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MFB Melbourne – Car 031 – Scania Mk5 Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Mark 5 Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 31
Cab Chassis – Scania P310
Body Builder – Mills Tui
Registration – MCB511
Commissioned – 2007

Built by Mills Tui and commissioned in 2007, Car 31 calls 15 station home.
This vehicle was part of the contingent that travelled to Sydney to provide coverage during the major bushfire campaign in October 2013. It covered 22 Leichhardt’s area, as pictured below.

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MFB Pumper alongside P22 in Leichhardt Fire Station