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New E-ONE Titan® 4×4 Exceeds ARFF Testing Expectations

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, is proud to announce the new TITAN 4×4 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle has met or exceeded expectations in all categories of third-party advanced product testing.   In accordance with NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles, all newly-designed vehicles must undergo a series of 34 prototype tests followed by 13 ...

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Police, Fire, and Rescue Combine Forces at Roanoke (VA) Airport

The Roanoke Times Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is putting the Glocks, the medical bags and the big green firetrucks that douse burning planes in the hands of public safety specialists trained to do it all. Any member of the airport’s new public safety team can respond to a shooting, a plane crash or a passed-out traveler because each is part police ...

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U.S. DOT Announces $659.8 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 390 Airports in 47 States

Ftnnews Published by Ozgur Tore U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. Read more at Ftnnews     The second increment of funding provides 450 grants that will ...

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KME Awarded Four-Rig Order for Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIVs)

KME was recently awarded an order for a total of four Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIVs). One of each unit is headed to the following locations: Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan  Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Jordan Al Dhafra, UAE Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait Specs for the new rigs include: CHASSIS Ford F-550 4×4 Super Cab Class-1 ES-Key Multiplexed Electrical System FRC ...

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Fairchild AFB (WA) 75-Foot Aerial Delivery

Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department , Spokane, Washington Truck Type: Aerials Dealer: E-ONE Direct  Body Extruded aluminum Chassis Typhoon with 67.5″ CA Engine Cummins L9 450-hp Tank 500-gallon water; two 30-gallon foam cells Axles Single Pump Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm

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FAA Airport Technology R&D Branch Researching New Technologies to Benefit ARFF Firefighters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Technology Research and Development Branch is involved in a wide variety of research program areas at its Technical Center, including those dealing with aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) technologies, composite material firefighting, and new large aircraft firefighting. And, it’s the new technologies area that has been getting a lot of R&D attention lately. Research ...

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Emerging Technologies Show Innovation in ARFF Vehicle Design

Aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) demands a lot of a crew. You’re often responding to an extremely hazardous scene. Firefighters could be exposed to explosion hazards, toxic fumes, and a variety of materials on scene. In these dangerous environments, your equipment choices matter. Ensuring you’re using apparatus that can handle the unique demands of ARFF is essential. Certain design aspects of ...

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United States Navy Rapid Intervention Vehicles for Whiting Field, Florida

The United States Navy recently placed an order for five rapid intervention vehicles (RIVs) to be manufactured by KME.  Specifications for the rigs include: CHASSIS Ford Chassis 4 Door Es-Key Multiplexed Electrical System FRC Inview Truesight Rear Camera 7” LCD Display DRIVETRAIN 6.7L 4V OHV Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel TorqShift 6-Speed Automatic PUMP & TANK E.J. Metals 20 GPM ...

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ARFF Emergency Response to Composite Materials—Fiber Dispersion Concerns

By William Greenwood Aircraft composite materials (ACM) are widely used in the aircraft industry and have allowed engineers the ability to create shapes and smoothness that affords greater aerodynamics while maintaining strength. There are a few concerns with these materials when ARFF stations respond to crashes and/or fire. The first is the rapid burn rate at which some of these ...

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Five Things to Consider When Purchasing an ARFF Truck

A REV Group Article There are a number of key areas which should be considered when purchasing a new aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to ensure that it is best suited for your particular fire and rescue situations. In this article, we take a look at five of the most important things to consider or research when your department ...

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