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North Shore 1

North Shore 1 is a 'Heavy Bush Fire Tanker' and was only delivered to us, brand new, in mid 2014.
As North Shore is a 'Village 2' brigade, our Cat 1 is equiped with two sets of CABA (compressed air breathing apparatus) gear which allow our crew to enter burning buildings during a search for trapped people, or to work more safely around motor vehicle accidents.

A major role of the Cat 1 is to provide support to smaller vehicles on the fireground, but it is also the first vehicle to be 'responded' in the event of any report of a structure fire or MVA (motor vehicle accident), due to its large water capacity of 3500L.

North Shore 7

North Shore 7 is a 'Light Bush Fire Tanker' and is the most used vehicle of the brigade.
As the North Shore is covered with small, sometimes difficult-to-access trails, our Cat 7 due to its more compact size is able to access these tracks whilst still holding 1200L of water.

North Shore 7 is a dual cab vehicle with seating for six crew, as well as a compartment behind the cab that can be used for firefighting or extra equipment storage.

North Shore 9

North Shore 9 is a V8 turbo diesel Toyota Landcruiser and is known as a 'Striker'.
The main use for this vehicle is to allow us to gain access to very tight trails, mainly for mop-up tasks after a fire has moved through the area, to make sure all burning logs, trees etc. have been fully extinguished.

The Category 9 vehicle is also often utilised for back-burning operations due to its ability to access the small tracks, whilst still carrying 600L of water.

Crew Protection
Each vehicle is equipped with a crew protection system for use in the life-threatening event of a fire 'overrun' which can occur with sudden and unexpected changes in weather, or if we became unable to move out of the path of a fire for some other reason.
Another very important aspect of crew protection in RFS vehicles is each crew member in a vehicle having their own fire blanket either in front of, or behind their seat.

In the event of an overrun, crew members will quickly return to their truck regardless of the task they were completing. Once in the vehicle, exterior sprays will be activated and an 'Emergency' call will be broadcast on the radio. Crew will then cover themselves in the fire blankets and wait for the fire front to pass.


North Shore 1

North Shore 1, as a brand new vehicle, has a lot more safety features than our other appliances. This includes two emergency handles which activate a 'halo' around the cabin, spraying water all over the vehicle, as well as other sprinkler systems that cover our main pump and each of the tyres.Inside the cabin, we also have radient heat shield blinds that are rolled down in an emergency to reduce the amount of heat coming into contact with the crew.

North Shore 7

North Shore 7 has an emergency handle which activates a pole-mounted sprinkler system at the rear of the cabin and covers the truck in water, reducing the effect of an approaching fire.
Similarly to the Cat 1, North Shore 7 is also equipped with a spray system on each side at the front of the trucks which can be used to extinguish a fire edge by the driver without exiting the vehicle.

North Shore 9

North Shore 9 features a sprinkler system similar to the Cat 7, mounted on a pole at the rear of the cabin to reduce the heat of a fire for the crew.
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