Eaglehawk SC students Len, Tahlia and Rohan recently visited the Eaglehawk Fire Brigade to view the new FCV (Field Command Vehicle) which was acquired thanks to generous donations from the Eaglehawk community.

The FCV is used in a range of incident management roles and is built on a Ford Ranger XL (3.2 litre 4×4) cab chassis, with some additional features including side steps, snorkel, dual batteries, all-terrain tyres and nudge bar.  The Ford Ranger provides a high level of safety and durability to meet CFA’s unique operating environment.

The design of the FCV body incorporates features like whiteboards, stowage storage solutions, Engel fridge, additional 12v charging points with USB chargers, 12v to 240volt 1000W invertor, under-tray draw and fire extinguisher. Cabin accessories include two Tait radios, portable radio charger, siren and UHF – all compliment the standard Ford Ranger features.

A fantastic new feature in this model of FCV enables the flexibility to relocate the radio heads from the cabin to the body, allowing the operators to take advantage of the built-in incident management capability. The red/blue emergency lighting configuration has been developed to provide 360-degree emergency lighting when working on scene.

Once again Thank You to the generous donations from the Eaglehawk community.

Meet some volunteers!

Steve Goudie

Time with the CFA 
9 months

Job outside CFA
IT Service Coordinator &
Systems Administrator

Role within Eaglehawk Fire Brigade
Building and Assets Coordinator and Firefighter

What do you enjoy most about volunteering?

I love the skills that you obtain, the members that you continue to work
with and contribute my time and help out the community

Laura Corby

Time with the CFA
Since joining as a junior in Echuca at 11 years old, so 16 years!

Job outside CFA
I am a PCA, studying to be an Enrolled Nurse, and work in Reception/First Aid    at a P-12 School

Role within Eaglehawk Fire Brigade
3rd Lieutenant and also Training Coordinator

What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
Meeting people from the community and being there to help them in their time of need. I also have some great friendships within our brigade, so that is also a bonus

Tony Langdon

Time with the CFA    24 years total (in 2 stints)

Job outside CFA    Currently not working

Role within Eaglehawk Fire Brigade
Firefighter, competition team member, North West Region Inclusion and Fairness Council

What do you enjoy most about  volunteering?
Camaraderie, learning, serving the community, Championships


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