SEM Fire and Rescue

Client: SEM Fire and Rescue & Country Fire Authority (CFA)

Location: Victoria, Australia

Application: Technical Rescue Vehicle

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Brief: SEM Fire and Rescue, the specialist vehicle builder for the Australian and overseas markets – were asked to design and build a Technical Rescue Vehicle (Hino FM 2630) for front line rescue situations, including Water Rescue, Control and a Range of Fire and Rescue operations including, forest fire, house fires and commercial properties in and around Victoria, Australia.

Designed to be a transportable module, which is dismounted from the chassis to be operated as a stand-alone unit, the ‘Pod’ needed to carry essential equipment required for a range of emergency situations.

Solution: Built on a Hino Cab Chassis, with a massive Hino A09C-TT Turbocharged and intercooled 6-cylinder diesel engine, the pod can be dismounted by the multi-lift LHS 250, which has a huge lifting capacity of up to 17,000 kg. The module has been dissected into a series of stowage compartments, pull out work benches and sliding generator draws, as well as a series of slide and tilt systems, designed to help teams operate in a number of emergency situations.

SEM worked with Integrated Equipment, distributors of Chambrelan products in Australia and South East Asia, to maximise the working space of the module. In addition by working with integrated, SEM have consolidated their supply chain, making the ordering process swifter and more manageable.

Feedback: “The Technical rescue pod incorporates many slide out trays, boards and draws to help the operators access this specialist equipment. In the transportable pod CFA use Chambrelan’s sliding tracks, which are excellent weight characteristics to carry the heavy equipment and make it easy to slide out. Also these tracks allow the trays, boards and draws to be fully extended out from the pod, thus again improving access to the equipment.” Ken Hare, Design Engineer at CFA

For all OZ enquiries contact Bruce Elliott from Integrated on +61 (0) 353 673 513 or visit