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Sikorsky ARFF

E-ONE delivers a Titan Force 6 × 6 ARFF to the Sikorsky Aircraft Fire Department

Sikorsky Aircraft E-ONE Titan 6 × 6

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Sikorsky Aircraft E-ONE Titan 6 × 6 (Photos by Sikorsky Aircraft)

At its sprawling plant in Stratford, Connecticut, Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky Aircraft builds helicopters for all four branches of the military and the United States Coast Guard. It is currently under contract to build two Fire Hawk Helicopters for the Los Angeles County (CA) Fire Department, which also owns three previous models.

Because of the newly designed CH53K heavy-lift helicopter that will be built at the factory for the United States Marine Corp, United States Defense Military regulations required the on-site fire department to upgrade its aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) capabilities because of the added fuel load the new helicopters will carry.

DEPARTMENT BACKGROUND

To give you some background, the Sikorsky Fire Department is comprised of 27 career firefighters operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. All firefighters are certified at the EMT-B and hazmat tech level. Firefighters perform interior structural firefighting as well as stand by for aircraft ground, flight, and fuel operations. The department is responsible for ensuring compliance of life safety codes and standards and implementing industrial loss control principles by conducting fire prevention inspections. It provides fire suppression protection, inspection, hazmat response, and EMS in the 2.8-million-square-foot facility in Stratford, Connecticut, as well as five off-site facilities. These facilities are in Bridgeport, Shelton, and Trumbull, Connecticut and at Dutchess County Airport in New York. Personnel also respond in a mutual-aid agreement with the local county and surrounding communities. Other vehicles on hand are a spare P-19 ARFF vehicle, a structural pumper, a heavy rescue, a hazmat decon trailer, two boats, a chief’s vehicle, and a 4 × 4 all-terrain vehicle.

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