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Equipment

Alpine Brigade has two main response vehicles, a Cat 11 (Pumper) and a dual cab Cat 7. The pumper is designed as an urban interface firefighting vehicle and is equipped with four BA sets, extraction fan, hose monitors and external flood lighting.  The brigade responds to many motor vehicle accidents and structure fires as well as grassland fires.  Both vehicles respond to fire calls. The pumper carries a water load of 3000 litres and the Cat 7 the standard 1200 litres.

Through the hard work of members and much fundraising, the Alpine Fire Brigade Station has been expanded to provide a range of training resources. A meeting/training room has been set up to provide a well equipped training facility with seating for 20 students.  The training room is complete with a television, DVD player, computer, light projector and screen.

Behind the meeting room is a simulated "house", constructed in three donated shipping containers. This facility provides an excellent environment for training CABA operators and for ongoing CABA refresher courses. The rooms are furnished with a range of appliances and furniture found in a normal dwelling. The rooms can be filled with smoke and provide a challenging and realistic experience for CABA operators. External to the structures are simulated power lines, power boards, power transformers and gas bottles.

The Alpine Fire Station is also used as a venue for "Village Firefighter" training courses. The station has a number of fixtures to support these courses such as simulated stand pipe fittings, old car bodies, hydrant booster valves and gas bottles. The car bodies are ignited for training sessions and replaced regularly by local car wreckers. The brigade has also set up a special purpose room for filling CABA cylinders. A special German built compressor, storage cylinders and filling bay can decant air into two cylinders at a time. Alpine can fill both 200 bar and 300 bar cylinders. This facility refills many CABA cylinders used by the Wingecarribee District. Filling and tracking of the cylinders is a major task and is shared by a number of brigade members.