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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