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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 167 – International ACCO POD Transporter

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – POD Transporter
Fleet Number – Car 167
Cab Chassis – International ACCO 2350G
Body Builder –
Registration – MAS553
Commissioned – 2000
Decommissioned – 2011

Car167 was Commissioned in 2000 and spent most of its life at 10 Richmond Fire Station. It was disposed of in 2011 and is believed to be in private use now.

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WA Fire & Rescue – POD Carrier (PCAR1)

Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
Appliance type -POD Carrier/Transporter
Fleet number – PCAR1
Cab Chassis – International ACCO
Body Builder –
Registration – 1QAH538

This POD Carrier was first setup with a Hose Layer and Bulk Foam POD. It spent many years sitting dormant at Forrestfield training academy and O’Connor workshops before the POD program was finally activated and it was placed at Malaga Fire Station.

The POD (Platform on Demand) system allows specialist modules to be transported with the modules lifted on or off as needed. It’s a similar concept to a ‘Skip Bin’ that you may have used at your home. This allows multiple specialist resources to be established with fewer trucks needed to transport them, reducing the number of vehicles and crews required. Once a module is delivered, the carrier can continue on to deliver other modules if necessary. Modules can also be left insitu for long periods without the vehicle staying on site.

Modules currently include USAR and Decontamination

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Fire & Rescue NSW – ME377 – ACCO – USAR/ POD Transporter

Service  -NSW Fire & Rescue
Appliance Type – Transporter (USAR)
Fleet number – ME 377
Cab Chassis – International ACCO 2350G
Body Builder –
Registration – FBY377

Served at Newcastle as USAR vehicle

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