Heavy Tankers - Category 1 Appliances.
Arcadia Rural Fire Brigade has two Category 1 Heavy Appliances (Tankers). These are commonly referred to as "CAT1s". Their radio designation is Arcadia 1A and Arcadia 1B. Arcadia 1A is our bush fire fighting appliance and Arcadia 1B is equipped to perform structure fire(as well as bush fire ) fighting duties and carries Breathing Apparatus Equipment for suitably trained fire fighters.
The CAT1 tankers are a 13,000kg 4x4 vehicle with the water capacity of approximately 3,300 litres of water. The Vehicle is designed to carry a crew of six along with supporting equipment for fire fighting duties.
The vehicle is also designed to act as a refuge in the event of a bush fire overrun. An "overrun" typically occurs when a bush fire changes direction rapidly and places people or equipment at risk. The vehicle has water sprays that spray over the wheel arches and crew cabin to protect the occupants from radiant heat from a fire or overrun.
Light Vehicles - Personnel Carrier
Arcadia Rural Fire Brigade has a lighter personnel carrier vehicle (PC). Designated as "Arcadia PC", this is a Toyota 70 Series Troop Carrier. This vehicle is not equipped for fire fighting duties. The primary purpose of this vehicle for crew transport/support, command and reconnaissance duties.