Volvo Group Australia unveils the first Volvo FM fire appliance for ACT ESA

“Saving lives both on and off the road” The fire sector got an advanced look at the first new Volvo FM Crew cab delivered to the industry at AFAC 2022 in Adelaide today.
Volvo Group Australia unveils the first Volvo FM fire appliance for ACT ESA

Unveiled on behalf of the ACT Emergency Services Agency, this Volvo FM crew cab has been specially designed and equipped, front to back, with the needs of the firefighter at top of mind.

Safer emergency vehicles mean a safer environment for all road users.

Volvo Trucks collected feedback from the field to create the safest, most comfortable and innovative vehicle for those tasked with protecting the community during times of crisis.

A key focus during the development of the Crew Cab was to create a working environment that makes a firefighter’s job easier while also supporting the health and well-being of their teams in the challenging conditions they face.

This has resulted in a more human centric approach to emergency vehicle design, with new standards in performance, ergonomics and driver safety.

The vehicle unveiled at the show is equipped with a Euro 6 emissions compliant 11L Volvo engine, and fully automatic transmission with leading safety features, making this a fit-for-purpose solution for the emergency services sector.

Volvo Group Australia President & CEO Martin Merrick was on-hand to unveil the vehicle. “We’re aware it’s been a very tough few years for this sector and we continue to see the devastating effects of climate change.”

“This is why Volvo Group have signed up to the Paris Agreement. We are committed to the science-based targets initiative and our targets to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 have been ratified by the SBTI.”

“This truck represents Volvo’s commitment to the emergency services, and to a more sustainable future. It’s been designed to meet the needs of emergency services. The result is a safe, innovative, and fit for purpose truck that we are very proud to share with you,” he continued.

Volvo Group Australia also reaffirmed the intention to build these crew cabs in Australia. This year, Volvo’s Wacol, Brisbane plant celebrates 50 years of local manufacturing.

The Group employs over 700 staff, including over 50 dedicated engineers, who design and build trucks specifically for the Australian conditions.

“We sincerely thank the ACT ESA for their trust and support in Volvo Group, as we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership on our shared journey towards a more sustainable future.”


For further information, please contact:

Matt Wood – PR & Media Manager (Volvo Group Australia)

Mobile: +61 (0)436 681117




Celebrating 50 years of Australian manufacturing this year, Volvo Group Australia (VGA) has a strong track record of helping their customers succeed in their respective industries. Volvo Group Australia manages the manufacturing, distribution and operation in Australia of well-known brands such as Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, UD Trucks, Volvo Bus, Volvo Penta, Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Financial Services. Volvo Group Australia are part of a global organisation, with over 1,500 local employees, and are passionate about continuously striving to drive prosperity, and being the most desired transport and infrastructure solutions provider. Volvo Group Australia are shaping the world we want to live in, as leaders in their field facing the challenges of a rapidly changing world. They are committed to embracing change and technology to ensure they can offer sustainable and effective solutions, now and into the future.

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