Using Pumpers Off Road

January 25, 2007

No member is to take an urban appliance be it a pumper, ladders or a platform off road in order to deal with fires that require a four wheel drive appliance.

Members are reminded that the only appliances that can be taken off road are those with a 4WD capacity (eg. tankers and composite vehicles). This is in line with long standing union policy and the Department’s own Standing Orders (2006 pp. 3-263).

The run down of the water tanker fleet, reliance on other organizations that do not have a capacity to respond in a timely manner or indeed a host of other operational issues do not justify members risking the consequence of disregarding this long standing convention.

Simon Flynn

State Secretary



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