WA Fire & Rescue – HRT1 – Austral Firepac Rescue

Service – Fire & Rescue Service of WA
Appliance type – Heavy Rescue Tender
Fleet number – HRT1
Cab Chassis – Austral Firepac
Body Builder – Austral Special Vehicles
Registration – 8GD424

Served at Perth

HRT1 was the only Austral Firepac used by fire services in WA. It was used for major road crash and other rescues, as well as attending large structure fires.

WA Fire & Rescue transitioned to a decentralised approach, with Heavy Rescue roles being primarily performed by Pumpers equipped with additional rescue equipment. The Pumpers are known as ‘Medium Pumper – Heavy Rescue’, with Heavy Rescue signage above the lockers of the rear body.


WA FRS Heavy Rescue TenderWA FRS Heavy Rescue Tender. The only Austral Firepac to make it into service, the HRT ran from Perth Station and responded to major accidents and rescues, as well as large structure fires.

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