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44 Appliance

4000L, 4WD General Purpose Appliance

A 44 appliance (pronounced as 'four - four appliance'), carries around 4000 litres of water and has 4 wheel drive capability.

A 44 appliance is suitable for all terrain conditions and is suitable for combating rural incidents. It carries a basic set of equipment.


A 44 will carry a basic set of equipment, which may include:

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

  • Haligan tool
  • Trauma Teddy
  • Absorbant material (for oil spills etc)
  • Chainsaw
  • Salvage sheet
  • 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.