Meet Forest Fire Management Victoria’s tough new recruits helping keep Victorian communities safe this summer fire season.

    The new fleet of Unimogs are state-of-the-art, heavy tanker firefighting trucks fitted-out with equipment specifically designed for planned burn and firefighting needs.

    The vehicles have a water carrying capacity of 4000 litres and room for four firefighters, double the capacity of the existing heavy tanker.

    Forest Fire Management Victoria will have 21 Unimogs on deck this fire season, with another 20 joining the ranks next year.

    It is part of the state government’s $32 million upgrade of Victorian firefighting vehicles.

    The Unimogs have exceptional off-road capabilities and a range of safety features.

    Final vehicle design followed a field testing program of different types of vehicles, terrain and equipment.