ACT Fire and Rescue

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).

A.C.T. Fire and Rescue
ACT Fire Brigade Emblem
Agency overview
Formed1913[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of the Australian Capital Territory
Employees330
Agency executive
  • Mr Mark Brown, Chief Officer
Parent agencyACT Emergency Services Agency
Websitewww.esa.act.gov.au/actfr

By 2011 the ACT Fire and Rescue maintained nine stations with more than 330 staff operating 34 vehicles 2011.[2]

Fire Stations/Apparatus

Station # Station Name Apparatus
1FyshwickP1, WT13, Haz20, L35, Tr40, Tr41,
2AinslieP2, BA27
3PhillipP3
4BelconnenP4, Br31
5Kambah/Weston CreekP5, LU51, WT53
6West BelconnenP6, LU61, WT63
7ChisholmP7, R48, R49
8South TuggeranongP8, C82, C88
9Gungahlin/JESCP9, C92, C98

Fire Apparatus Glossary/(Callsigns)

  • Pumper: (B1/B2/B5/B6/B7/B8/B9)
  • Heavy Rescue Pumper: (B3/B4)
  • Hazmat Response Vehicle: (H20)
  • 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)

See also

References

  1. "ACT Fire Brigade - History". Retrieved 3 April 2005.
  2. "History". ACT Emergency Services Agency. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
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