The 12.2 or Bulk Water Tanker plays an important support role in the Fire Services of Western Australia. In operation it is known as Gosnells 12.2 (Tanker).
It is primarily used to supply water for other appliances at incidents, but is also used extensively to support the use of water bombing helicopters at incidents as it carries a portable water dam (Collar Tank) that helicopters can fill from.
Nicknamed “Roger” this appliance was dedicated in memory of the late Roger Weston, first life member of the Brigade on Saturday 24 November 2013.
|Engine||7.7 Litre Six Cylinder Turbocharged Diesel|
|Gearbox||Allison 6 speed Automatic|
|Fuel||200 litres Diesel|
|Turning Circle||17.25 metres|
|Electrical||24-volt negative to earth|
|Pump||Waterous CLVK Pump (Hydraulic) 1800 litres per minute|
|Side Lift||Tieman 500kg hydraulic lift platform|
|Auxiliary Pump||GAAM Mk4 pump|
|Specialist Equipment||7500 litre portable water dam, used for filling helicopters and for water storage at isolated incidents|