Product Profiles: Aircraft Rescue Firefighting

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THE RAPID RESPONSE EMERGENCY AIRSTAIR is available from ACCESSAIR. Available with a range of firefighting options. Designed to provide firefighters and rescue personnel with access to aircraft interiors and a rapid means to evacuate passengers during emergency situations; www.accessairsystems.c.

THE TWIN AGENT FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLE is available from Crash Rescue Equipment Service, Inc. The truck has a 2005 International chassis with a custom aluminum body. It has a 500-gallon booster tank, 40-gallon foam reservoir, and 500-lb. dry chemical system. It features a Darley HE 500 pump and Hydro-Chem technology on the turret and handline. The truck also has a FLIR ball infrared camera and an all-electric turret with joystick control with integral water/foam and dry chemical discharge switches. The company recently delivered a new twin agent firefighting vehicle to Owensboro-Daviess County (KY) Airport;

ARFF VEHICLES are available from Emergency One, Inc. The vehicles are powered with MTU 1005 BHP engines and are outfitted with dual coil spring independent suspension axles that allow the vehicle to travel quickly and traverse difficult terrain. The cabs and bodies are constructed of glass fiber-reinforced polyester;

THE STRIKER® ARFF VEHICLE from Oshkosh Truck Corporation is designed to provide mobility with a smooth, stable ride, and advanced safety systems. Features all-wheel drive, Oshkosh TAK-4® independent suspension, and optional mechanical rear steering on the rearmost axle;

FAR PART 139 ARFF SERVICES to airports, airparks, and other facilities in the U.S. and Canada are provided by Pro-Tec Fire Services, Ltd. The company also provides consulting, training, public safety, medical, and other emergency services;

EAGLEEYE® DRIVER ENHANCED VISION SYSTEM (DEVS) from Eagle Integrated Solutions is designed to combine a moving map display with an optional infrared thermal imager to give ARFF crews the information they need to safely navigate to the site of an accident, either on or off the airfield in both low and no visibility conditions;

THE IFEX 3000 aerial and ground fire extinguishing systems are available from TPG International Inc;