A true Aussie protecting Boolgeeda Airport
Frontline Fire & Rescue Equipment in Perth have supplied this stunning highly specified airport crash tender to Boolgeeda Airport in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia – which is owned by the mining conglomerate Rio Tinto Iron Ore.
This purpose built crash tender which meets all current ICAO and NFPA standards is based on a special build Scania P360HHZ 6×6 chassis featuring a 360 hp Euro 5 diesel engine, 12 speed automated manual transmission and USSC Valour integrated SCBA seating. The tender has a clean-flowing modular top hamper superstructure finished in aluminium carrying 8,000 litres of water, 1000 litres of class “B” foam, 200 litres of class “A” foam plus a skid mounted 125 kg Perren Engineering DCP system located in the off-side front locker. The fire engineering includes a Waterous CXV pump delivering 3,800 lpm @ 10 bar linked to its own dedicated rear mounted Cummins water-cooled diesel engine; an Akron Trident roof mounted monitor delivering 3,000 lpm and an Akron Firefox bumper turret delivering 500 lpm – both with in-cabin joy stick controls.
This Australian built crash tender is available on a variety of suitable commercial chassis combinations with the specification and top hamper tailored to meet individual customers specific requirements. It is easily adapted for urban and industrial fire & rescue applications.
For more information, go to www.frontlinefirerescue.com.au
Photograph courtesy of Matt Hays