Stirling 12 was decommissioned in late 2010 due to mechanical problems. It’s replacement was Stirling 24P, and Stirling 12 has been sent to government auction.
Pronounced Stirling one-two, this truck was an all purpose pumping appliance, which responded to all emergencies that Stirling CFS attendended.
12 was a two wheel drive Ford trader which carried 1000 litres of water, hoses of different diameters and branches (nozzles), as well as lighting, a chainsaw and breathing apparatus.
In the later years, after the refurbishment of Stirling Pumper into a rescue appliance, Stirling 12 also carried the brigade’s Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) equipment, including chemical splash suits, chemical tests kits, and other equipment used for responding to, and neutralising a Hazardous materials incident.