BKWD RESC

Rescue appliances are specialist units, carrying all items required in assisting with the extrication of casualties from Road Crashes. There are a few stand alone rescue units remaining in the CFS fleet, which do not carry water or pumps as another appliance with this equipment is despatched at the same time to assist.

Road Crash Rescue equipment carried on rescue appliances include hydraulic cutters and spreaders, commonly referred to as the ‘Jaws of Life’, blocks and chocks to aid in crashed vehicle stabilisation and hard and soft protection to protect trapped casualties during extrication.