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34 Appliance
3000L, 4WD General Purpose Appliance

A 34 appliance (pronounced as 'three - four appliance'), carries around 3000 litres of water and has 4 wheel drive capability.

This is the second most common appliance in the CFS.

A 34 appliance is suitable for all terrain conditions and is suitable for combating rural incidents and Urban responses. It carries a basic set of equipment, with additional specialist equipment being carried, depending upon individual brigade requirements.


A 34 will carry a basic set of equipment, which may include:

Additonal equipment may be carried, depending on individual brigade requirements. Equipment carried may include:

  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Haligan tool
  • Hydraulic Road Crash Rescue equipment
  • Hazardous Materials Equipment
  • Ceiling pike
  • Rescue Stretcher
  • Oxygen kit
  • Trauma Teddy
  • Absorbant material (for oil spills etc)
  • Chainsaw
  • Generator
  • Additional lighting
  • Salvage sheet
  • Positive Pressure Ventilation fan
  • GPS

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.