The Hooklift Foam Tender functions as a crucial support vehicle in large firefighting efforts. The vehicle carries a hooklift pod that contains 8,000 litres of foam and an engine driven 2,000 gallons per minute (GPM) fire pump. Lockers are also available to carry needed hoses and manifolds.
Despite being a large vehicle, the Hooklift Foam Tender is able to manoeuvre in narrow spaces, such as within the service roads of a fuel farm to reach the affected fuel tank. Versatility can also be exercised for the vehicle to set down the foam tender pod and return with another pod picked up from a nearby station.