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14 Appliance

1000L, 4WD Fire Appliance

Hermitage 14 appliance Gum Flat 14 appliance
Basket Range 14 appliance Booleroo 14 appliance

A 14 appliance carries between 700 and 1600 litres of water, and is a 4 wheel drive capable vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 5 tonnes or greater. They can be a Single or Dual Cab design.

A 14 appliance is generally suited for all terrain combating grass, scrub and bushfires. However there are several different types of 14 appliances, depending upon the individual brigade's requirements

All 14 appliances carry equipment for combating rural fires, with some having capabilities of providing a Compressed Air / Foam (CAFS) mix to extend its water capabilities.


Each 14 appliance carries a set of Standard Stowage equipment, which can include:

Additional equipment may be carried on the 14 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.