Operational Support Vehicles

HWOSU are currently equipped with two response vehicles. Generally, both are responded to ensure that any combination of required equipment can be brought to an incident as quickly as possible.

Equipment includes:

  • Road Cones and Traffic Control Signage
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Protective Tape and 'Cone Rod' barriers
  • Generators and Electrical Leads, RCDs and power breakout-boxes
  • Light Refreshment Capabilities
  • Radio Communications
  • Torches and Traffic Control Wands
  • First Aid supplies
  • Aquavacs and salvage gear

Rimutaka 4928




Our primary response vehicle is Rimutaka 4928 – an Ultralight pump. A member of the duty crew will respond to Rimutaka and uplift this vehicle if we are paged to respond to an incident. RIMU4928 can respond with a driver plus 5 members as crew if required, and acts as a operational Support command point when on the scene. Its load out includes personal radio equipment for issue to unit personnel at the scene of an incident, as well as other resources - including lighting equipment, salvage, road cones and light refreshments.



Rimutaka 4926




Rimutaka 4926 – a Nissan Urvan. Specialises in canteen supplies and will respond to all calls as required. RIMU4926 can respond with a driver plus 4 members as crew if required.



Private Vehicles


HWOSU members other than the duty driver(s) are authorised to respond directly to incidents in their private vehicles.
It should be noted that operational Support generally receive no compensation for the use of their private vehicles on Fire Service business