03/01/2012 11:23 GMT | Updated 03/01/2012 11:30 GMT

Submerged Australian Fire Truck Drives Through Flood Water, No Problem (Video)

While many of us were tucking into some turkey on Christmas Day, heavy storms were hitting South East Australia, causing flooding in Melbourne and elsewhere.

Northern Melbourne suburbs Eltham, Broadmeadows and Keilor had very high water levels, with some parts boasting miniature lakes deep enough to swallow a fire truck whole.

How do we know? Well if you take a look at this extraordinary mobile phone footage above, all will become clear.

Ignoring the State Emergency Service's advice not to do so, a firecrew driving through Eltham plunged straight into the floodwaters, somehow miraculously making it through without a problem.

Sure, water was streaming out the sides by the end of it, but it's honest-to-goodness, real-life proof that Isuzu's truck manufacturing is second-to-none when it comes to charging through huge volumes of water.

The fire crew in question have since been repremanded for their actions, calling it "an error of judgment" that happened "all so quickly".

Still, though it was obviously an error, call us very, very impressed.