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Heavy Pumper

Large Volume Pumper

A Heavy Pumper appliance carries approximately 2000 litres of water and is a two wheel drive vehicle. It has a Pumping capacity of 3785 lpm (1000 gpm) or more.

A Pumper appliance is suitable for flat or undulating terrain conditions, such as built up suburban areas and is suitable for combating structure fires as well as grass, scrub and bushfires.

A Pumper appliance may also used at Hazardous Materials spills and Road Crashes to provide Equipment and Water.


All Pumper appliances carry a basic set of firefighting equipment, which may include:

Other equipment may be carried on a Pumper appliance, depending on individual brigade requirements:

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.