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Mystery fire trucks & pods

By MR15 9 October 2010 31

fire brigade pod

Hi all,

Thought i’d share with you some interesting stories going around about two newly commissioned ACT Fire Brigade pod carriers (link to pic below) Lots of questions being asked on why they are based at a very secure site. One senior fire brigade officer quoted in saying: “There are reasons for them being at a secure facility. But I am not at liberty to make further comment.”

Some vistors to the site said they went through security clearance and were blindfolded before being driven there.

Rumours saying that it definately has nothing to do with normal security issues or terrorism/counter-terrorism.

The pods are used for HAZMAT, Urban Search & Rescue purposes etc, but they are also being used for transporting something else…

Another senior MFB firefigher from Melbourne says that this is very unusual; as fire appliances and pods across the nation are based at the fire stations which are already secure.

Anyway I dont know… You can try to contact ESA and persuade them to give you answers but I dont think it will get you far 🙂

What are your thoughts on this?

UPDATE: The ESA has had this to say:

The ACT Fire Brigade has two POD trucks (platform on demand) and a number of PODS (similar to freight containers) that are being fitted out for urban search and rescue and other specialist functions.

Other fire services in Melbourne and Adelaide already use a similar system which allows for flexibility in service and enhances specialist capability.

They are not a secret and when commissioned will be located at a fire station as are all appliances and specialist equipment that we use. While being fitted out, the trucks are located in Mitchell.


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ACTIONMAN 10:40 am 11 Oct 10

Yes obviously an idiot moron… IMO if that image was found to be directly embeded/linked from the source website ” Fire Engine Photos” (http://www.fire-engine-photos.com/picture/number25390.asp) then I see no reason for it to be a copyright breach.

The Frots 8:46 am 11 Oct 10

My first thoughts were ‘holy crap’………………what the $#@%? That thought lasted for about 4 nano-seconds. That was replaced with ‘moron’ immediately after.

So MR15, what else have you got…??? Is that it….???

harley 8:29 am 11 Oct 10

It’s a reptoid portable command & control centre. Reptoids have infiltrated the local fire brigade.

p1 11:01 pm 10 Oct 10

Where’s the “link to pic below” ???

I think maybe that is the pic there above the story.

ACTIONMAN 9:48 pm 10 Oct 10

MR15 said :

“Thought i’d share with you some interesting stories going around about two newly commissioned
ACT Fire Brigade pod carriers (link to pic below)”

Where’s the “link to pic below” ???

p1 9:02 pm 10 Oct 10

I wanna know what web site the Original hoo ha was on?

Ko. 5:04 pm 10 Oct 10

firie said :

How do I know? Well for starters, I’m the ‘senior fire brigade officer quoted’ although I am not a senior fire brigade officer, and the quote is close to, but not what I said!

What did you actually say?

Can you link to the original story so all of us here can know the real truth of the fire engine?

p1 2:37 pm 10 Oct 10

I bin doin’ sum googlin’, and have found the following,

Fire engine photos

Alludes to the same hysterical tinfoil hat, but nothing further.

firie 2:31 pm 10 Oct 10

Ko.
They are not being suss or defensive.
They are making the point that this ‘story’ is a farce. MR15 has ripped it off another forum, and has changed it to make it more newsworthy.
He has also posted photos that are protected by copyright, and that the photographer has asked to be removed. This has not been done.
How do I know? Well for starters, I’m the ‘senior fire brigade officer quoted’ although I am not a senior fire brigade officer, and the quote is close to, but not what I said!

No visitors went through a ‘security clearance’. There is nothing secret about these vehicles. They are fire trucks. Big yellow ones. The term ‘secure location’ means secure = security = locked = gate = alarm. Just like most government buildings.

What a farce.

what pisses me off is that people, such as MR15, rip off other peoples work. Copyright is there for a reason. You have been asked to remove the photo. Please do.

ACTIONMAN 1:46 pm 10 Oct 10

The original poster is all mixed up. It’s the mysterious white unmarked semi trailer & container trucks he should be refering to. Not the fire brigade!!

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