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ACT Fire and Rescue

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Formed  1913
Employees  330
ACT Fire and Rescue
Jurisdiction  Government of the Australian Capital Territory
Agency executive  Mr Paul Swain, Chief Officer
Parent agency  ACT Emergency Services Agency

The ACT Fire and Rescue (previously known as 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 Emergency Services Authority).

By 2011 the ACT Fire and Rescue maintained nine stations with more than 330 staff operating 34 vehicles 2011.

Fire Apparatus Glossary/(Callsigns)

  • Pumper: (B1/B2/B5/B6/B7/B8/B9)
  • Heavy Rescue Pumper: (B3/B4)
  • Hazmat Response Vehicle: (B20)
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Vehicle: (B27)
  • Bronto 44m Aerial Platform: (B31)
  • Logistics Vehicle: (B35)
  • Platform on Demand Truck: (B40/B41)
  • Vertical Rescue Vehicle: (B48)
  • Remote Area Road Rescue Vehicle: (B49)
  • CAFS Light Tanker: C82/C92
  • CAFS Heavy Tanker: C88/C98
  • Commander: (CMDR1/CMDR2)
  • Confined Space Rescue Trailer (CSRtr)
  • District Officer: (D7/D8/D9)
  • Bobcat (T190)
  • Light Brush Tanker: (W50/W60)
  • Heavy Tanker (W13/W53/W93)
  • Pods:

  • Breathing Apparatus Support (BAS)
  • Breathing Apparatus Accountability & Command (CMD)
  • General Purpose (GP)
  • Mass Decontamination Support (MDS)
  • Rapid Decontamination Support (RDS)
  • Rehabilitation (RHB)
  • Salvage & Ventilation (S/V)
  • Technical Rescue Support (TRS)
  • Tilt Tray (TT)
  • Urban Search & Rescue 1 (USAR1)
  • Urban Search & Rescue 2 (USAR2)
  • Welfare Support (WFS)
  • References

    ACT Fire and Rescue Wikipedia

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