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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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ARFF Considerations Working Around Ballistic Recovery Parachutes

By William Greenwood Airport and structural firefighters working around small aircraft today have myriad hazards they must contend with. Technology is constantly evolving in the aircraft industry, and so must the knowledge base of our first responders. Maintaining a high level of training and situational awareness is critical for firefighter safety. This month we will discuss how modern technology has ...

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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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Southwest 1380 Pilot-to-Airport Audio

On April 17, 2018, Southwest Airlines 1380 en route to Texas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after departing LaGuardia Airport. There were 144 passengers on board and five crew. The plane landed safely, and Philadelphia Fire Department units responded with its ARFF rigs, and medic units transported several injured passengers. One passenger died as a result of injuries sustained ...

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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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New E-ONE TITAN® 4×4 ARFF Rig Takes Inspiration from Customers

The new E-ONE TITAN® 4×4 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle is markedly different from its predecessor, now showing newly-redesigned styling inside the cab, as well as a number of bold angles, sweeping edges, and seemingly acres of windshield and side glass, taking many of its cues from what matters most—customers. The new TITAN cab and windshield slopes forward and ...

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Orlando (FL) International Airport Fire Rescue HP 100 Aerial Platform

CUSTOMER INFORMATION Truck Type: Aerials Dealer: Hall-Mark RTC Dealer Phone: 800-524-6072 FEATURES AT A GLANCE Body: Extruded aluminum Platform:  Extruded aluminum aerial Chassis:  Cyclone II with 67.5-inch CA Engine: Cummins ISX12 500-hp Tank: 300-gallon water; 30-gallon foam cell Axles: Tandem Pump: Hale QMAX 1750 gpm CHASSIS 78,000 lbs. GVWR 260″ wheelbase with formed integral torque box frame 11′-9″ +/-1″ travel height 46′-10″ +/-1″ overall ...

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US Army Fort Rucker Fire Department, Alabama, Titan Force ARFF 4×4

FEATURES All-wheel-drive chassis with pump and roll Extruded aluminum roll cage designed cab Cummins QSX15 engine rated at 665 hp Hale Model RSD 1,500-gpm water pump ATP 3 percent foam system Akron Model 3353 roof turret 375/750 gpm Akron Firefox 300-gpm bumper turret 1,585-gallon water tank with integral 205-gallon foam cell 500-pound dry chemical system Dual-agent booster reel Federal Signal ...

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Starting the Day at an ARFF Station

By Chris Mc Loone Welcome to ARFFResource.com. This site is dedicated to aircraft rescue and firefighting training, operations, and, of course, the vehicles ARFF firefighters use every day. Although these rigs and their crews spend most of their time at civilian and military airports, they have been called to help fight wildfires and are often requested by municipalities when an ...

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