Oshkosh Corporation’s Fire & Emergency segment is displaying the new Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle at China Fire 2021. The new vehicle will be displayed at Oshkosh’s China Fire booth, located at site E1-04. In addition to the new Striker ARFF, the booth will feature the latest fire and emergency vehicles and technology.
“Even amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, China’s strong economic growth has resulted in a heightened need for advanced fire protection and resources, particularly in provinces with considerable urbanization growth,” said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation’s Executive Vice President (EVP) and President, Fire & Emergency.
China Fire 2021
Oshkosh’s fire and emergency segment remains committed to focusing on the needs of global markets"
Jim Johnson adds, “Oshkosh’s fire and emergency segment remains committed to focusing on the needs of global markets and developing fire apparatus innovations that align with the unique needs of communities and airports of all sizes.”
In 2019, 60 percent of the world’s ‘super-tall’ buildings were under construction in China, and currently, the country ranks number one for the most skyscrapers over 150 meters. The same year, the Pierce Ultra High Rise Pumper (UHRP) was introduced to support China’s development of buildings reaching extraordinary heights. China is also one of the largest aviation markets globally.
Striker ARFF vehicle on display
At the China Fire 2021 event, the next generation Striker ARFF vehicle will be unveiled, on October 12, at 12:00 pm, at Oshkosh Corporation’s China Fire booth. All attendees are invited to take part in the fire apparatus introduction and educational session.
Features of the new Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle include:
- An optimized cockpit, featuring modular cab design and ergonomic control placement.
- Spacious cab seating, increased visibility, diagnostic support, and Oshkosh C.A.R.E. clean cab options.
- Unparalleled performance and safety, including Oshkosh TAK-4 all-wheel independent suspension, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and side curtain airbags.
- Innovative Fire Suppression, including Oshkosh power divider, allowing for pump and roll in any condition, Snozzle HRET, Oshkosh K-Factor system, and ECO EFP system for easy measurement of foam percentages, from every discharge on the vehicle, without discharging foam.
ARFF vehicles essential in aviation security
“The new Striker ARFF vehicle supports airports of all sizes, with its newly optimized features and our trusted network of sales and service partners, ready to provide support in locations around the globe, including China,” said Salim Hawi, the Vice President of International Sales for Oshkosh Corporation.
ARFF will continue to be essential in the protection of the traveling public"
Salim Hawi adds, “We are confident the future of the aviation industry is bright and will continue to grow, as the world becomes more connected, in the years ahead. ARFF will continue to be essential in the protection of the traveling public, as airports remain the gateway for communities’ economic access and leisure travel.”
Oshkosh’s China Fire booth will also provide educational kiosks that feature other fire apparatus innovations, including the Volterra Platform of Electric Vehicles.
Pierce Volterra Electric Pumper
Introduced in June 2021, the Pierce Volterra zero-emissions electric pumper is the first electric fire truck in service, in North America.
The fire truck offers the environmental benefits that fire departments request, without compromising the leading-edge operational performance, functionality, and safety attributes, which customers expect from Pierce Manufacturing’s fire apparatus.
Striker Volterra performance hybrid ARFF vehicle
The Striker Volterra performance hybrid Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle also debuted at airports across North America.
Based on Oshkosh’s proprietary technology and available in the 4x4 and 6x6 chassis platforms, the new Striker Volterra ARFF is a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) that has been developed to meet the growing emergency response and environmentally conscious needs of airports worldwide.