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Command Vehicle
Mobile Incident Command and Control Vehicle

A Command vehicle is used at incidents to provide a Control and Command point for the Officer in Charge, Sector Commander or Strike Team Leader.

Generally, command vehicles are 4 wheel drive, and do not carry any water for firefighting, although there are some command vehicles that carry small amounts of water for firefighting purposes.


Command vehicles carry a range of equipment, used in the planning and coordination of a wide range of incidents.

Equipment carried in a Command vehicle may include:

Additional equipment may be carried, depending on the requirement of individual brigades / groups, and may include:

  • Defibrillator
  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Fridge
  • 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.