Fire Safety TipsMATCHES AND LIGHTERS ARE NOT TOYS - KEEP THEM AWAY FROM CHILDRENIN THE EVENT OF A FIRE - GET OUT AND STAY OUTSMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES - TEST THEM REGULARLYPLAN TO GET OUT - PLAN AND PRACTICE A HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLANBUILDING A NEW HOUSE? CONSIDER A HOME SPRINKLER SYSTEMBE FIRE SAFE THIS WINTER - REMEMBER THE "HEATER METER" RULE
History 1950-1971 Page 5 These Porirua firemen are proud of this acquisition to their fleet. They took delivery of the machine in September, 1966 after it had been passed for service in the Porirua Fire Board's district by the New Zealand Fire Services Council. The Commer Chassis was imported and the body built by R Chapman, a nelson bodybuilder. The cabin has accommodation for a driver, officer, and four firemen. The machine is equipped with high and low pressure pumps and is capable of carrying some 1500 feet of hose, as well as other fire fighting equipment. The vehicle which cost approximately £6,000, will replace one which is to be "pensioned off". The brigade has a fleet of four vehicles of this type and a Bedford of a slightly different design.