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16 Appliance
1000L, 6WD Fire Appliance

A 16 appliance carries approximately 1500 litres of water, and is a 6 wheel drive capable vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of under 5 tonnes. As a rule, they only carry 2 members, and they can also be utilised as a command vehicle, or assist in logistics work.

A 16 appliance is generally suited for all terrain combating grass, scrub and bushfires. All 16 appliances carry equipment for combating rural fires.


Each 16 appliance carries a basic set of equipment, which can include:

Additional equipment may be carried on the 16 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.