Queensland Fire & Emergency Services receive six new UD water tankers

UD Croner Water Tanker

Following the height of Queensland’s bushfire season late last year, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (QFES) recently took delivery of six new UD Croner water tanker emergency services vehicles to enhance the capability and preparedness of its fleet. 
These striking yellow trucks are custom designed and have been deployed across rural fire service stations state-wide for the strategic protection of communities, infrastructure and assets. This delivery follows a string of intense Queensland fires towards the end of 2023, with QFES remaining on high alert as Queensland’s hot and dry summer continues.  
These units are part of an order of 22 Quon and Croner water tanker vehicles for the deployment of bulk water firefighting capability aiding in the department’s strategic approach to disaster preparedness. The UD Croner model has undergone extreme durability testing over an equivalent of 3 million kilometres in the toughest weather conditions and terrains around the world, making it an ideal emergency response vehicle for Australia’s unique environment.  

“In a time of crises we are very proud to see Queensland Fire and Emergency Services making our UD Trucks a core component of their fire fighting offering,” said Philippa Wood, Vice President UD Trucks Australia.  

“These water tanker vehicles have been specially tailored to facilitate Queensland Fire and Emergency Services’ essential work and we are privileged to have our tried and tested UD Croner playing an essential role in protecting Queensland communities during bushfire emergencies.”