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Rye CFA (Victoria)

Rye is located on the Mornington Peninsula, almost due south from Melbourne CBD. The town has both a bayside beach in Port Phillip Bay, and an oceanside beach.

Rye is a volunteer brigade and has been operating since 1948. They run 2 pumpers and a tanker, and recently took delivery of a support vehicle “Rye Car”

CFA Rye Fire Station
Rye Fire Station
CFA Rye Fire Station
Rye Tanker and Pumper 1

CFA Victoria Fire Station Victoria

Beechworth CFA (Victoria)

Courtesy of the brigade: Beechworth Fire Brigade was formed on the 20th October 1867 after a meeting at the Star Hotel in Ford Street Beechworth.

The original brigade consisted of 10 paid members and 16 volunteers. Ten years later (in 1877) through lack of funds the Brigade disbanded. In 1886 because there were so many fires in the Beechworth area the insurance companies approached the council and offered to contribute towards the cost of equipment and running of a brigade. It was formed and called the Volunteer fire Brigade Board.

In the Summer of 1939 the state was covered with fires resulting in the state government in 1944 passing an act to form the Country Fire Authority, this was done in 1946.

Beechworth CFA Fire Station (1892)
The Camp St station was built in 1892 and was in use until 2013 when they moved to Victoria Road

Our original station in Camp Street was built in 1892 was still being used up to November in 2013. Today we are now in a state of the art facility in Victoria Road which will service the growing town of Beechworth for the next 100 years.


The Victoria Road station reaplced the original Camp St station built in 1892, from November 2013
The Victoria Road station reaplced the original Camp St station built in 1892, from November 2013

Beechworth Fire Brigade is in the North East of Victoria and part of District 24 which operates out of Wodonga around 40km from Beechworth. We have four vehicles to service the town which consist of 2 4WD Tankers an urban pumper and a Fire Equipment Service van. We also house the Indigo Field Command Vehicle at our station.
Our volunteer members are trained in and attend both urban and rural incidents and fires all year round.

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 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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CFA – Melton Tanker (2005 Mack Prototype)

Service – CFA (Victoria)
Appliance Type – Tanker
Cab Chassis – Mack
Body Builder – SEM
Built – October 2005
Registration – MBR374

This tanker was constructed as a prototype, with another prototype on MAN cab chassis at the same time. It spent some time touring differenet areas for demonstration, before eventually being allocated to Melton Fire Brigade.

Firefighting features include a 4000 Litre tank, protection spray systems, plumbed monitor rises in crew deck area. The most unique feature is perhaps the rear crew door which gives direct access between the rear of the cab and crew deck area.

More photos available in this gallery:CFA Melton Brigade

CFA Melton Tanker. December 2008

CFA Melton Tanker. December 2008


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CFA – Melton Heavy Rescue (2008 Scania)

Service – CFA (Victoria)
Appliance Type – Rescue
Cab Chassis – Scania P310
Body Builder – SEM
Registration – MCD662

This appliance was commissioned late in December 2008 at Melton Fire Brigade, replacing an Isuzu Rescue appliance which was due to be reallocated to Monbulk Fire Brigade. It was built by SEM Fire & Rescue

More photos including 360 degree view and locker shots available in this gallery:CFA Melton Brigade

CFA Melton Rescue. December 2008

CFA Melton Rescue. December 2008


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MFB Melbourne – Car 301 – International ACCO Pumper

Service – MFB Melbourne
Appliance Type – Pumper
Fleet Number – Car 301
Cab Chassis – International ACCO 1950C
Body Builder –
Registration – MYR953
Commissioned – 1983 (Deommissioned 2003)

MFB Car 301 was last seen in private ownership after being decommissioned in 2003. While in service, it served at stations 25 and 34, before finishing in the reserve pool.


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