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NSW RFS Cherrybrook Brigade (Hornsby/Ku-Ring-Gai)

NSW Rural Fire Service
Cherrybrook Brigade
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai District
Region East
Website: http://cherrybrook.rfsa.org.au/

Cherrybrook’s website provides a great amount of information on their history, just a snip of which is below.

Cherrybrook Fire Brigade was officially formed on 29th July 1952, known as the ‘The Hornsby Shire Bush Volunteer Fire Brigade, West Pennant Hills and District’. The brigade changed to its current moniker in 1980. Their website has a very detailed and interesting history of the brigade, with excerpts below:

The brigade had humble beginnings, it took until 1968 for the first firefighting appliance to arrive – an 80 gallon trailer tanker with petrol pump that was towed by a privately owned tractor. An old currugated iron shed was the brigade’s first fire station in 1971.

In December 1981, the current station was opened by which time the brigade had a Bedford MFR tanker. Improvements to the station have continued over the years, including remoddelling of the front of the station to allow for larger vehicles (2006), installing air conditioning and a large rainwater tank(2010). Catering Brigade relocated in 2011 to their own building, allowing all 3 vehicles to park in their own bays. Further station renovations commenced in 2011, including meeting room and vehicle bay improvements.

The Bedford tanker replaced the brigade’s first fire truck, a World War II Chevrolet Blitz Tanker. Following the Bedford, the brigade has operated a number of Isuzu models. Currently the fleet includes a 2008 Model Isuzu Cat 1 tanker, a Personnel Carrier, and a support vehicle carrying additional breathing apparatus and other equipment.

The brigade published a book of its history: “50 Flamin’ Years” in 2003 following the 50th anniversary and have gone on to celebrate 60 years in 2013

Since the below photos were taken, Cherrybrook have received new vehicles to replace their Cat 1 Tanker and Cat 17 salvage/support unit.

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Appliances Bulk Tanker Heavy Tanker Isuzu New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Tanker Varley

NSW RFS – Valley Heights 6 – 2013 Varley build Isuzu

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 6)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu FVZ 1400
Body Builder: Varley
Build Date: 2013
Registration: NA
Brigade: Valley Heights
District: Blue Mountains
Region: East

This current standardised version of the Category 6 tanker has been rolled out across the state since the prototype spent time in field over 2012/13. The Cat 6 tanker features a pump essentially the same as a Category 1 tanker, with the addition of a bumber mounted monitor controlled remotely from inside the cab. A water tank of 9000L capacity is roughly double that of a Cat 1 and close to the 11,000L bulk water tankers.
The features allow for great flexibility and efficiency with a small crew.

More photos of Valley Heights Brigade

NSW RFS Valley Heights Cat 6 Tanker

NSW RFS Valley Heights Cat 6 Tanker


Alexander Perrie Appliances Isuzu New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Tanker

NSW RFS – Bullawa Eulah 7 (2011)

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 7)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu
Body Builder: Alexander Perrie
Build Date: July 2011
Registration: NA

Brigade: Bullawa-Eulah
District: Narrabri RFD, Namoi/Gwydir Zone
Region: North

NSW RFS Bullawa Eulah 7


Alexander Perrie Appliances Isuzu New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Tanker

NSW RFS – Carrington Falls 1 (2010)

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 1)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu
Body Builder:Alexander Perrie
Build Date: 2010
Registration: NA

Brigade: Carrington Falls
District: Illawarra Zone
Region: East

This Category 1 Tanker was built by Alexander Perrie in Sydney during 2010 for Carrington Falls Brigade in the Illawarra Zone.

It’s built on an Isuzu FTS 800 Dual Cab to NSW Rural Fire Service Specifications

NSW Rural Fire Service - Carrington Fall Cat 1 Tanker. Built by Alexander Perrie in 2010


Appliances Heavy Tanker Isuzu Kuipers Engineering New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Tanker

NSW RFS – Narellan 1 (2011 build) Isuzu

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 1)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu
Body Builder: Kuipers Engineering
Build Date: Nov-2011
Registration: NA

Brigade: Narellan
District: Macarthur Zone
Region: East

New build by Kuipers Engineering on an Isuzu Cab Chassis. Seen below assisting at an out of area Hazard Reduction Burn

More photos of Narellan’s appliances in this gallery

Hazard Reduction burning conducted by the NSW Rural Fire Service in the Matthews St area of Davidson


Alexander Perrie Appliances Mitsubishi New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW RFS – Davidson 7 (2008 build)

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 7)
Fleet Number: BFO 3473
Cab Chassis: Mitsubishi Canter
Body Builder: Alexander Perrie
Build Date: 2008
Registration: NA

Brigade: Davidson
District: Warringah/Pittwater
Region: East

Davidson’s 2008 build Category 7 tanker replaced a similar Mitsubishi build. Alexander Perrie completed the bodywork with a build plate of October 2008 on the Dual Cab Canter cab chassis. The tanker held approximately 1200 L of water with a diesel fuelled auxiliary firefighting pumpset.

This vehicle was replaced at Davidson Brigade by a 2012 build Isuzu Cat 7 Tanker. Current brigade unknown – do you have an update?

More photos of Davidson brigade including this tanker are here

NSWRFS Davidson 7 Tanker. Warringah Pittwater DistrictPhoto 2008


Appliances Isuzu Kuipers Engineering New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW RFS – Blackheath 1 (2000 build) Isuzu

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 1)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu Dual Cab
Body Builder: Kuipers Engineering
Build Date: June 2000
Registration: NA

Brigade: Blaxland
District: Blue Mountains
Region: East

Blackheath 1 is a Kuipers Engineering build from June 2000 built on an Isuzu FTS750 dual cab.

More photos of Blackheath Brigade are here
http://photos.liveitseeit.com/FireGear/NSWRFSBrigades/NSW-RFS-Blackheath-Brigade-Blu/


Alexander Perrie Appliances Isuzu New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW RFS – Hoxton Park 1 (2008 build)

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 1)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu
Body Builder: Alexander Perrie
Build Date: February 2008
Registration: NA

Brigade: Hoxton Park
District: Macarthur Zone
Region: East

Hoxton Park 1 is a 2008 build by Alexander Perrie on an Isuzu Dual Cab chassis. Pictured below in 2014 assisting in Warringah with Hazard Reduction work.

Hazard Reduction burning conducted by the NSW Rural Fire Service in the Matthews St area of Davidson


Appliances Isuzu Kuipers Engineering New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW RFS – Catherine Field 1 (2014 build)

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Tanker (Cat 1)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Isuzu
Body Builder: Kuipers Engineering
Build Date: May 2014
Registration: NA

Brigade: Catherine Field
District: Macarthur Zone
Region: East

This Category 1 tanker was delivered new to Catherine Field brigade in Macarthur zone after body build by Kuipers Engineering in 2014

Hazard Reduction burning conducted by the NSW Rural Fire Service in the Matthews St area of Davidson


Appliances Land Rover New South Wales NSW Rural Fire Service Yamba Engineering

NSW RFS – Wamberal 9 – Land Rover Dual Cab

Service: NSW Rural Fire Service
Appliance type: Striker/Light Tanker (Cat 9)
Fleet Number:
Cab Chassis: Land Rover Dual Cab
Body Builder: Yamba Engineering
Build Date:
Registration: NA

Brigade: Wamberal
District: Gosford
Region: East

Yamba Engineering bodywork on this Land Rover dual cab serving at Wamberal Brigade in Gosford District.

Do you have more information on this appliance? Build dates, brigades served at and more help us with recording history. Comment on the website or facebook page.

Wamberal Brigade's Cat 9 on a Land Rover vehicle, from Gosford District

Wamberal Brigade's Cat 9 on a Land Rover vehicle, from Gosford District

Wamberal Brigade's Cat 9 on a Land Rover vehicle, from Gosford District


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