Devonport 812

The call sign of the appliance manned by the Devonport Volunteers is Devonport 812.  81 signifies the Devonport turnout area and the 2 indicates that it is the second appliance in that area (Devonport 811 is manned by paid career Fire-fighters).

Devonport 812 is a 1989 Mitsubishi Type 3 Appliance (Urban Heavy Pump) and was assembled by Lowes Industries of Lower Hutt.  It's powered by a 6 cylinder turbo charged diesel engine through a 4 speed automatic transmission.  The Darley 3 stage main pump is powered off a PTO and 1400 litres of water is carried on board for initial fire fighting purposes.  To see previous DVFB appliances click here.

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