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Quick Response Vehicle (Light Rural)
500L, 4WD Light Rural Fire Appliance

A Quick Response Vehicle (QRV), or Light Rural appliance carries approximately 500 litres of water, is a 4 wheel drive capable vehicle and can be in a single or dual cab arrangement. A Quick Response Vehicle vehicle can also be utilised as a command vehicle, or assist in logistics work.

A QRV appliance is particularly well suited to steep areas, where access may be via narrow roads, driveways or fire tracks, and is used predominately for combating grass, scrub and bushfires. A QRV will generally be under 5 tonnes for this type of appliance.


Each QRV appliance carries a basic set of equipment, which can include:

Additional equipment may be carried on the QRV appliance, depending on the brigade requirements. This 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.