MFB to become Australia's largest Euro 6 truck fleet


Melbourne Metropolitan Fire and Emergency’s order due for delivery in early 2016

MFB to become Australia's largest Euro 6 truck fleet
The 2013 Euro 5 Bronto P400 in action for MFB.

The Melbourne Metropolitan Fire and Emergency service Board (MFB) is set to become Australia’s largest fleet of Euro 6 trucks with the order of eight new vehicles.

The MFB also adopted Euro 5 ahead of time and is continuing that tradition with the early adoption of Euro 6.

The new order, expected to be delivered in early 2016, consists of six 6x4 pumper units, a locally built 6x4 ultra pumper and an 8x4 Bronto for scaling those dizzy urban heights.

MFB fleet development manager Stuart Collis says the choice of Scania vehicles is driven by several factors, one of which is that the MFB wants the most environmentally friendly equipment available.

"There’s both an occupational health and safety and a social responsibility aspect to this as well," he says.

"Every day, the trucks are driven inside buildings, which are uniquely both workplaces and residences for the MFB’s operational men and women. The health and welfare of fire fighters is taken seriously at all times.

"Reduced particulates and the cleaner exhausts offered by Euro 6 compliance are better for everyone in our community."

Scania specialist vehicles manager Shane Griffin says Euro 6 compliant engines give more truck and bus operators the ability to select the clean emission options.

He says Scania has strong working relationships with every major fire and rescue organisation in Australia.

"We have upwards of 650 fire and rescue vehicles in service around the country, many of which have been on duty for more than a decade and some are expected to serve out 20 years or more," Griffin says.

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