Dereel Fire Station
The appliances at the Dereel Fire Brigade are housed in a 2 Bay station.
We have 2 Isuzu 3.4D Tankers and a Trailer fitted with assorted specialised equipment.

Our Tankers are primarily set-up to tackle Grass and Bush Fires, however they are also equipped with the
appropriate gear which allows the firefighters to also tackle Structure Fires,
Hazardous Chemical Incidents and many other types of calls.

Tankers are generally used in bushfires as the water can be carried to where it is required and
then used at the fire ground to extinguish the fire. The pump on a tanker runs independently,
so that the truck can drive around and extinguish the fire.
   
Dereel Tanker 1   
TANKER 1 -- CFA Owned Vehicle
      In Service:  Jan 2000
Type - Isuzu 3.4D (4wd) - 1999 Model
Crew - 6 personnel
Tank - 3000 Litres
Pump - GAAM MK150 - 540Lt/min@700 kpa (Max Flow 965Lt/min@100 kpa)
Foam - 40 Lt Tank (A-Class)
Other Equipment -
     Breathing Apparatus - 2 sets (2 spare cylinders)
     Chemical Splash Suits - 2 sets
     Chainsaw - with Protective Clothing
     Hand Tools - Shovel, Axe, Rackhoes & other assorted tools
     Branches - Fog, Hoenig, Town & Foam (high/low)
     Low Voltage Fuse Removal Kit
     Fire Extinguishers -
       x 1 - 3kg Dry Chemical
       x 1 - 9kg Dry Chemical
       x 1 - 9kg Water
       x 1 - 9kg Foam
     Ladder - 5.2m Extendable Aluminium
Hoses -
 x 9 38mm (270m)
 x 3 64mm (65m) x2 30m hoses & x1 5m Hydrant Fill Hose
 x 1 25mm (20m) Live Reel Rubber Hose (constant supply from tank)
 x 3 75mm (Storz) Draughting Hoses (for draughting water out of Dams/Pools etc)
   
TANKER 2 -- BRIGADE Owned Vehicle
      In Service:  Apr 2002
Type - Isuzu 3.4D (4wd) - 2002 Model
Crew - 6 personnel
Tank - 3000 Litres
Pump - GAAM MK150 - 540Lt/min@700 kpa (Max Flow 965Lt/min@100 kpa)
Other Equipment -
     Chainsaw - with Protective Clothing
     Hand Tools - Shovel, Axe, Rackhoes & other assorted tools
     Branches - Fog, Hoenig, Town & Foam (high/low)
     Fire Extinguishers -
       x 1 - 3kg Dry Chemical
       x 1 - 9kg Dry Chemical
       x 1 - 9kg Water
       x 1 - 9kg Foam
     Ladder - 5.2m Extendable Aluminium
Hoses -
 x 9 38mm (270m)
 x 3 64mm (65m) x2 30m hoses & x1 5m Hydrant Fill Hose
 x 1 25mm (20m) Live Reel Rubber Hose (constant supply from tank)
 x 3 64mm (5-TPI) Draughting Hoses (for draughting water out of Dams/Pools etc)
   Dereel Tanker 2

  

Purpose Built Trailer
  
Purpose Built Trailer
  
TRAILER -- BRIGADE Owned (Purpose Built)
      In Service: May 2009
Equipment -
Collar Tank - 7500lt
Quick-Fill
Generator - with (5) 500watt Working Lights & Power Leads 
Chainsaw - with Protective Clothing
Tool Box - Assorted tools & Hose Keys
Branches - Fog & Small Town
Fuel - Relevant fuels for QF, Generator & Chainsaw
Hoses -
x 2 38mm (60m)
x 6 64mm (95m) x5 30m hoses & x1 10m Short Fill Hose
x 1 75mm (Storz) Draughting Hoses
(for draughting water out of Dams/Pools etc)
x 3 80mm (CamLock) Collar Tank Draughting Hoses

   
BRIGADE APPLIANCE HISTORY

   
AUSTIN -- Brigade Owned Vehicle
  Start Service: November 1979
Finish Service: November 1985

Dereel - Enfield Austin Fire Truck
   
Info -
This vehicle was the brigades original Tanker
from the date Dereel was formed on its own
from the Napoleons-Dereel-Enfield Rural Fire Brigade.
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BEDFORD MK/MJ -- Brigade Owned Vehicle 
  Start Service: November 1985
Finish Service: November 2000
Type - 4 wheel drive (diesel engine)
Tank - 2000 Litres

   
Info - 
This vehicle was the first Brigade owned truck. It was an ex-Telecom four-wheel-drive truck. It was transformed by the Trainees and staff at Langi Kal Kal Training Centre into a fire truck for the Dereel Rural Fire Brigade. It was presented to the Brigade on 11-Nov-1985 by the Centre's Superintendent Mr. Lou Iaquinto. The truck was purchased in March 1985 under a scheme to assist small Rural Brigades. It replaced an old Austin truck which the brigade has used since its inception in 1979.
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At the time that we were looking at selling the Bedford a member of ours took the truck to the Lake Goldsmith Steam Festival, where it became very useful for those attending that ran out of water. A farmer enquired about the vehicle as he saw the For Sale sign and went for a drive, he was very impressed that such a vehicle still had a working heater and also it was a 4 wheel drive. He signed the cheque there and then to purchase it. Unfortunately the member who took the truck there had to find another way home.
    
ACCO 610A -- CFA Owned Vehicle
  Start Service: February 1986
Finish Service: May 2002
Type - 4 wheel drive (super/unleaded engine)
Tank - 3000 Litres

   
Info -
This vehicle was the brigades 3rd in its fleet history, the Brigade at the time only had the Bedford Tanker and the CFA decided that there should be a 2nd appliance based at Dereel. This truck was transferred from Riddels Creek who had it from 15-Nov-1982. The official hand over to Dereel was 11-Feb-1986. There was a note left in the Vehicle Log Book 'Good Bye + Good Luck. This has been a good Truck. So please look after it. She has work well and true for the Brigade. R. Sinclair - Captain'. This vehicle would service the Dereel Rural Fire Brigade for a very strong 16 years. It was a sad time for the Brigade to see it leave the area, the CFA auctioned off the trusty truck to a believed Golf Course in southern Victoria near Dromana. The CFA have a 20 year replacement scheme that they will ensure that no vehicle under their control will be over 20 years.
    
TRAILER -- Brigade Owned
  Start Service: August 1998
Finish Service: May 2009

   
Info -
This 6x4 Trailer was used to house small equipment which could not fit onto our Tankers. The Equipment could be set-up in locations which would assist in the refilling (water) into Fire Fighting Appliances, being able to set-up a Lighting Unit which would create a safe night working environment during incidents plus many other uses.