The brigade currently has three (3) appliances including:
Currently Biddaddaba 51 is on loan to Mudgeeraba after catastrophic failure of the Mitsubishi Canter gearbox. It carries 1300 litres of water, 3 crew members, and a chainsaw. This is known as a medium attack vehicle and is currently designated “Mudgeeraba 51”.
All appliances are fitted with the new digital GWN system plus VHF and UHF radios that allow communications between rural and urban appliances, Firecom (the fire control centre located at Southport) and other agencies such as National Parks & Wildlife Service, Council, SES, Police and Ambulance.
Over the years (50+) the brigade has had many appliances, these have been retired from the brigade through old age, injury, or no longer meet the needs of the brigade.
Known as “Big Red”, this was our heavy appliance until March 2005, where she was decommissioned and sold off. She was a 1974 D1410 International 4×4. We received her during 1998 where she was purchased from King Lake West in Victoria. She carried 2700L water and a crew of 3
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