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London Fire Brigade Announces The Launch Of A New Suite Of Turntable Aerial Ladders To Deal With High Rise Incidents

New aerial ladders that are more responsive to drive, faster to set up and with greater rescue capabilities are soon to hit the streets of London as the Brigade continues to improve its ability to deal with high rise incidents. Twelve new 32 meter appliances known as turntable ladders are part of the aerial replacement project and have many improvements on the existing fleet, the biggest being that the ladder articulates, allowing for greater maneuverability. The articulating top section means...

Rosenbauer Cage Operating Panel Simulator Rounds Off The "Virtual Classroom" For Turntable Ladder Training

Everything as in the original: the two joysticks to the left and right, the LCD screen in the center, surrounded by the function keys, blocking interruption switch, emergency stop switch, everything is in the right place. The new cage operating panel simulator can be operated like a real panel of a Rosenbauer turntable ladder, and offers all the advantages of a virtual training device. The joysticks provide the haptics and the VR glasses the visual impressions (view of the directional and scree...

NVFC Member TEEX Announces Free And Low-Cost Online Firefighting Continuing Education Courses

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Emergency Services Training Institute, a Sustaining member of the National Volunteer Fire Council and provider in high-quality emergency response training and instruction, is offering free and low-cost online firefighting continuing education courses. With many firefighters looking for affordable online training opportunities during the pandemic, these courses are a great option to incorporate into department training. Emergency responders can...

ZIEGLER Delivers Four TSF-W Vehicles To Fire Departments In Germany

In April 2020, the ZIEGLER Group delivered four identically constructed TSF-W on an IVECO Daily chassis to the fire departments at Butzbach, Ostheim, Fauerbach and Hausen. The vehicles were manufactured at the ZIEGLER plant in Mühlau. Especially for the fire departments in rural regions it is very important to have a vehicle that ensures a successful first operation – no matter if there is a fire or just a minor technical rescue. The chassis has a wheelbase of 3,750 mm and is equipp...

E-ONE Begins Delivery Four Custom Industrial Pumpers To Saudi Arabia’s Aramco

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a popular manufacturer of fire apparatus, has begun delivery of four Custom Industrial Pumpers for Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran. These four vehicles are part of a multi-million-dollar contract for a total of 13 Custom Industrial Pumpers through E-ONE’s Saudi Arabian dealer SESE. Saudi Aramco is a long-time customer of both SESE and E-ONE, having procured more than 100 E-ONE vehicles since 20...

E-ONE Delivers First Bronto F135RLX Aerial Platform To Manchester Fire Department In New Hampshire, USA

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has made the delivery of the first Bronto F135RLX for the Manchester Fire Department in New Hampshire, United States of America. This aerial ladder platform represents the newest configuration by Bronto Skylift and E-ONE in North America. Bronto F135RLX aerial platform The Bronto F135RLX aerial platform features an industry leading 135 ft (41 m) vertical reach and includes an all new platform design that is larger with walk...

Rosenbauer Produces 20 Turntable Ladders In Accordance With EN 14043 For The Polish State Fire Department

The state fire department of Poland (Państwowa Straż Pożarna - PSP) ordered 20 Rosenbauer aerial rescue devices at the beginning of March, which will be produced and delivered this year. The vehicle fleet consists of seven L32A-XS 3.0 aerial ladders and thirteen L42A-XS 3.0 aerial ladders. The procurement is co-financed by the European Union using funds from the cohesion fund, with the vehicles being stationed at fire departments across 14 of the 16 voivodeships - the top-level administrative d...

Lieutenant Jason Menard Recipient Of 2020 Ray Downey Courage And Valor Award

Lt. Jason Menard, a member of the Worcester (MA) Fire Department since 2010, is the recipient of the 2020 Ray Downey Courage & Valor Award posthumously. Menard succumbed to thermal injuries he sustained in a residential fire on November 13, 2019, after he had pushed fellow firefighter Christopher Pace to safety. The fire was on the second-floor of a three-story balloon-frame wood structure in Worcester. The initial report to dispatch was that a mother and her baby were trapped on the third...

Leipzig Fire Department Announces Replacing Old HLF Fleet With Rosenbauer’s HLF 20 "Light Class" Fleet

In the coming months, the Leipzig Fire Department will replace its entire HLF fleet (emergency fire-fighting group vehicles) as the current fleet has reached an average age of almost 20 years. The new fleet will feature 22 vehicles that are the Rosenbauer HLF 20 "Light Class", all identical in construction and equipped with the high-end extinguishing system N35 + DIGIMATIC42. They enter service in equal parts both with the professional and the volunteer fire brigades, who also drew up the specif...

Assam Bombay Carriers Takes Delivery Of Bronto Skylift S70XDT Aerial Platform, First Locally Mounted Platform In India

Mumbai-based logistics and safety equipment rental company Assam Bombay Carriers has taken the delivery of another 70-metre aerial work platform, Bronto Skylift S70XDT. “We see a strong potential for bigger aerial platforms in India. We bought our first used Bronto in 2016 after a long and in-depth study and have now bought two new S70XDT’s to strengthen our fleet,” said Praveen Sharma, Managing Director at Assam Bombay Carriers. Bronto S70XDT aerial work platform Mr. Sharma...

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service Employs The Scania L-Series Low-Entry Fire Truck For City Rescues

In Hull, United Kingdom, the Humberside Fire & Rescue Service has taken a Scania L-series low-entry fire truck into operation. The vehicle carries an aerial ladder platform, which at 45 meters is the joint highest in the country. To achieve Humberside’s overall on-road height requirement of 3.55 meters and provide maximum maneuverability and a high level of visibility for the driver, the vehicle has been specified with a low-height Scania L 360. The compact and lightweight Bronto Skyl...

Magirus Firefighting Vehicles Manufacturer With Eco-Friendly Firefighting Technology

Building firefighting vehicles can be best understood by firefighters themselves. That, at least, was the firm belief championed some 150 years ago by Conrad Dietrich Magirus - a passionate firefighter himself, not to mention the visionary and founder behind the company that bears his name. In keeping with this claim and tradition, Magirus is still committed to developing and manufacturing the most cutting-edge and reliable firefighting vehicles, ladders and integrated and portable fire pumps....

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