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Light Rural Appliance
500L, 4WD Light Rural Fire Appliance

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A Light Rural (LR) appliance carries approximately 500 litres of water, is a 4 wheel drive capable vehicle and can be in a dual cab arrangement. As a rule, they only carry 2 members, and they can also be utilised as a command vehicle, or assist in logistics work.

A LR appliance is generally suited for all terrain combating grass, scrub and bushfires. The chassis GVM will be under 5 tonnes for this type of appliance.


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

Additional equipment may be carried on the LR 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.