Australian Capital Territory Fire Brigade

Australian Capital Territory Fire Brigade

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = A.C.T. Fire Brigade

logo_width = 120 px
logo_caption = ACT Fire Brigade Emblem
formed = 1912 [ACT Fire Brigade - History | http://www.esa.act.gov.au/ESAWebsite/content_actfb/about_us/history_of_fb/history.html]
preceding1 =
dissolved =
superseding =
jurisdiction = Government of the Australian Capital Territory
employees =
budget =
chief1_name = Mr Conrad Barr
chief1_position = Deputy Chief Officer
parent_agency = ACT Emergency Services Agency
child1_agency =
website = [http://www.firebrigade.act.gov.au/ www.firebrigade.act.gov.au]
footnotes =

The ACT Fire Brigade is the urban fire and rescue service for the Australian Capital Territory. It along with the ACT Ambulance Service, ACT State Emergency Service and ACT Rural Fire Service are part of the Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency (formerly the ACT Emregency Services Authority).

Stations, Vehicles and Special Responsiblities

Fyshwick Fire Station (No. 1)

Vehicles: " Scania Pumper, Bronto Aerial Platform, Heavy Water Tanker, Utility, HazMat Response Vehicle, Decontamination Trailer, and Mobile Canteen."

Ainslie Fire Station (No. 2)

Vehicles: "Scania Pumper, Heavy and Light Bushfire Tankers, and Breathing Apparatus Support Vehicle."

Phillip Fire Station (No. 3)

Vehicles: "Heavy Rescue Pumper, Emergency Support Vehicle, and Urban Search & Rescue trailer."

Special Responsibilities: All road rescues south of Lake Burley Griffin, may attend incidents further north if required.

Belconnen Fire Station (No. 4)

Vehicles: "Scania Heavy Rescue Pumper."

Kambah Fire Station (No. 5)

Vehicles: "MK III Pumper, Remote Area Road Rescue Vehicle, Vertical Rescue Vehicle, and Confined Space Rescue Trailer."

Special Responsibilities: all vehicle rescues in the ACT, remote area rescue, training and maintenance of Vertical Rescue skills for all ACT Fire Brigade personnel.

West Belconnen Fire Station (No. 6)

Vehicles: "Scania Pumper, Heavy Tanker, and Light Tanker."

Chisholm Fire Station (No. 7)

Vehicles: "Scania Pumper, Heavy Tanker, and Light Tanker, Large and Small CAFS Tankers"

Responsibilities: Incidents on Monaro highway south to ACT/NSW border

Greenway Fire Station (No. 8)

Vehicles: "Scania Pumper, Heavy Tanker, Light Tanker"

Gungahlin Joint Emergency Services Centre (JESC) (No. 9)

Vehicles: "Scania Pumper, Large and Small CAFS Tankers"

Equipment

The ACT Fire Brigade maintains an extensive inventory of equipment to deal with a range of fire, rescue and hazchem duties.

The Brigade are capable of high rise fire fighting and occupant egress using the "Bronto" Hydraulic Platform, an advanced platform capable of reaching up to twenty stories. As buildings are now being developed in Canberra that exceed the height of the Bronto, a replacement is due to be chosen in coming months. A new Heavy Rescue Pumper and an Urban Search and Rescue vehiclewill also be added to the fleet.

External links

* [http://champ-delta500.tripod.com/ ACT Fire Appliances & Emergency Services Vehicles]
* [http://gallery38933.fotopic.net/c101020.html Australian fire appliance photos]

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