The Morphett Vale CFS brigade currently has three appliances, Morphett Vale Pumper and Morphett Vale 34 are supplied by the government, whilst Morphett Vale QRV was a brigade owned appliance and was designed and built by the brigade, changes to government policy mean that this vehicle is now owned and maintained by the Country Fire Service.

Years of fundraising and donations have provided the funding for Morphett Vale QRV and thanks go to all those that have contributed towards the vehicle.


Morphett Vale Pumper

This appliance is our primary urban response vehicle, it was delivered to the brigade in December 2011.

It is a two wheel drive pumper built by Fraser Fire and Rescue in New Zealand, it is based on the New Zealand Fire Service Type 1 pumper design on a Iveco Eurocargo cab / chasis.

Some of the specifications include;

  • 2000 litre water tank

  • 750GPM pump with separate high pressure stage

  • 62m high pressure hose reel

  • Modular body design

  • 5.17m3 usable locker volume

  • 60 litre A class foam tank with onboard refill pump

  • Direct injection foam system

Some of the equipment carried on this appliance includes;

8 x 64 mm lengths of rubber hose

8 x 38 mm lengths of rubber hose

2 x 25 mm lengths of canvas hose

1 x 62m 25mm high pressure hose reels

1 x Collapsible knapsack spray

Positive pressure ventilation fan

Collapsible rescue stretcher

Extensive first aid kit

Oxygen therapy kit

Automatic External Defibrillator

Extensive tool kit

 

 

15m & 2 x 30m rescue lines

Large amount of hand tools

A class fire fighting foam

Generator and lighting equipment

Chainsaw and safety equipment

Two stage extension ladder

Internal use foldup ladder

Dewalt reciprocating saw / cordless drill kit

240 volt /12 volt Refrigerator

2 x salvage sheets

Multiple traffic cones

Stabilisation 'step chocks'

Fire extinguishers

 

 

Absorbant

4 x positive pressure Drager PSS5000 breathing apparatus sets

Argus4 320 Thermal Imaging Camera

GRN & VHF radios

Traffic Control devices

 


 Morphett Vale 34P

This appliance was delivered to the brigade in December 2015, and is our primary rural response vehicle.

 

The appliance is built on a four wheel drive Isuzu FTS800 crew-cab chassis and carries 3000 litres of water. The pump is a GAAM MK450 which provides simultaneous high pressure and volume stage operation, it is coupled to a Hatz diesel engine. 

Some of the equipment carried on this appliance includes;

6 x 64 mm lengths of rubber hose

4 x 38 mm lengths of rubber hose

4 x 25 mm lengths of canvas hose

Knapsack sprays and hand tools

B class fire fighting foam

4 x positive pressure Drager PSS5000 breathing apparatus sets

Chainsaw and safety equipment

Extensive 1st aid kit

Oxygen therapy kit

Automatic External Defibrillator

240 volt /12 volt Refrigerator

HEMA Navigator - Global Positioning System

Non contact temperature gun

GRN & VHF radios


Morphett Vale Quick Response Vehicle (QRV)

This appliance is our quick rural response vehicle. The appliance is built on a Holden Rodeo tray top utility to which we have fitted a 350 litre water tank and a Foampro Turbo Stream ultra high pressure pump (UHP).

With the UHP pump operating it is possible to produce operate for longer than 20 minutes using just the 400 litres of water in the tank, normal pumps would use a lot more water than 400 litres to produce the same result.

Some of the equipment carried on this appliance includes;

60 metres of lightweight hose

1 x 38 mm length of rubber hose

1 x 25 mm length of rubber hose

B class fire fighting foam

Extensive toolkit

GRN & VHF radios

Portable floating pump