Unit 343, 21 years old, service issues, no replacement available.
Unit 341, 23 years old, mechanical problems, no replacement available.
Unit 341, 23 years old, service problems, no replacement available.
Unit 390, 29 years old, mechanical problems, no replacement available.
Broken down and unrepairable, no replacement available.
Unit 170, 24 years old.
Unit 342, 23 years old. Unit 376, 22 years old.
Unit 34, 21 years old
Deliveries unable to be used for months at a time
Extremely noisy while working near the pump
Blind spot mirror loose and sagging
Drivers side door hinge cracked and close to falling off
Still have old metal toolboxes (toe breakers)
Heavy awkward rear 90mm hose trays
Heavy, high, awkward hard suction hose stowage
Awkward front locker storage e.g. couplings, tarps
Only a few hundred litres of tank water though still considered a primary appliance
Roof top monitor has to be manually crewed with no fall protection
BA cradles difficult to deploy and present risk of finger amputation
Gear box shifter has to be juuust right to get appliance into gear / pump engaged
Limited sound proofing in cabin makes communicating while driving code 1 very difficult”
Designated technical rescue station but no staffing to respond the equipment.
Massive increase in population growth yet closest FRV support is at least 20 minutes away. No planning for future growth to the east.
Rapidly increasing population growth yet proposed land still sits vacant after soil turning ceremony.
Designated technical rescue station for Eastern Victoria, Longwarry to NSW border but no staffing to respond the equipment.
FRV Training Facility
Insufficient training capability to cover all of the state needs. FRV’s training facility is at 121% of available capacity and the Government rejected submission to fund regional training grounds.
Unit 168, 22 years old, broken down, no replacement available.
No Breathing Apparatus van.
No funding to accommodate increased population regional growth.
No Breathing Apparatus van.
Fire station design is inappropriate for current staffing needs.
No current funding.
No funding to accommodate increased regional population growth.
Site identified but not built despite massive population growth.
Closest FRV support is at least 20 minutes away.
Breathing Apparatus Van has had to be decommissioned due to unrepairable Rust. No funding provided to replace it.
Unit 488,31 years old, broken down, out of commission, no replacement available.
Latrobe West - Moe
Has operated out of a temporary shed for 4 years whilst waiting for a new fire station.
Due to no dedicated technical rescue appliance, a technical rescue response out of Geelong City leaves the Geelong area with no road rescue capability and diminished fire coverage.
Unit 486, 32 years old, service issues, no replacement available.
Massive increase in population growth yet closest FRV support is at least 15 minutes away.
No planning for future growth.
N/S Locker 1, Slide drawer containing bolt cutters; lay pack and breaking gear is not locking closed. This seems to be due to wear of the nylon plate used for locking this system open and closed. It is impacting the operational
use of the locker when it slides partially open and effectively locks the roller shutter.
No Trench Rescue capability.
No permanent staffing for the specialist Breathing Apparatus van.
Unit 485, 36 years old, mechanical problems, no replacement available.
Designated technical rescue station for Mornington Peninsula down to Wilsons Promontory but no staffing to respond the equipment.
Underground car park is leaking and in danger of collapse.
Fire trucks cannot be parked in rear yard.
Unit 391, 27 years old, mechanical problems, no replacement available.