All Hands To The Pump

It’s a credit to Isuzu that its engines are relied upon in the life saving arena of fire fighting.

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is the volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organisation which has the responsibility of protecting over 3.2 million people – plus over one million homes and properties in Victoria.

The CFA operates tankers, pumpers, aerial appliances, all-terrain and rescue vehicles, hazardous materials units, mobile communications vehicles, quick attack units and protective equipment unit vans.

The CFA’s first Isuzu water-cooled diesel powered GAAM MK300 pump unit has recently been fitted to a CFA vehicle for trials, with outstanding performance results. As a result, approximately 40 of CFA’s fleet will be fitted with pumps supplied by GAAM Emergency Products, and powered by Isuzu Engines.

GAAM Emergency Services has been supplying pumping equipment to the CFA for over 60 years.

Business Manager of GAAM Emergency Products, Mr Ian Price, said, “We introduced the Isuzu diesel pump set at the Australian AFAC fire conference in 2013, and it has grown from there.

“We won the CFA Heavy Tanker contract with the 4LE2 Isuzu fitted to the GAAM MK300 pump set, and we’ve also sold a number of other Isuzu-GAAM combination pump sets to other CFA brigades.

“These engines are a perfect match for our pumps, whether we use the larger 4LE2, or the smaller 2CA1 water cooled models,” he added.

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