South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit
Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of 14,475 CFS Volunteers state-wide
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A 12 appliance (pronounced as 'one - two appliance') carries approximately 1000 litres of water and is a two wheel drive vehicle.
There is only one of these 12 appliances left in service in the CFS, which is a twin cab vehicle. The 12 appliances have been replaced by more adaptive 4WD versions as they are phased out of service.
A 12 appliance can be used in flat to undulating terrain, for combating grass & scrub fires, car fires, and other types of incidents, although it is well suited to urban type tasks. It is a generally a quick attack vehicle.
A 12 appliance carries a basic set of firefighting equipment, which can include:
Other Equipment may be added, depending upon the brigades needs. Additional equipment may include:
Please Note: The above information is provided as an example of a typical appliance of this type. Actual equipment and configuration of appliances may vary to suit requirements of the station to which it belongs.
This Information was provided by the
SACFS Promotions Unit