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CTM Fahrzeugbau Berlin GmbH (CTM/Creative Truck Manufacturing) is at INTERSCHUTZ 2020 to showcase PIONIER, a multifunctional vehicle that can overcome virtually any obstacle en route to its destination. INTERSCHUTZ 2020 Not all rescue operations take place in urban environments that are quick and easy to access thanks to faultless infrastructure. Sometimes, crew members have to make their way through somewhat difficult terrain to convey people and provisions or to transport materials, machines and equipment. That’s why, at INTERSCHUTZ 2020, CTM is presenting PIONIER, a vehicle designed to take such huge challenges quite literally in its stride. PIONIER multifunctional vehicle According to CTM, the PIONIER can cope with virtually any subsurface, traverse water and wetlands According to CTM, the PIONIER can cope with virtually any subsurface, traverse water and wetlands, climb mountains and inclines and overcome obstacles - all while transporting loads of up to 30 metric tons. And because no two deployment scenarios are the same, the PIONIER can also be customized using various base, carrier and machine modules. Be it a box body engineered as a sanitary or living unit, power generators, assembly cranes or liquid tanks, the manufacturer promises it can carry out pretty much any special request. Purpose-built vehicles specialist After all, the CTM in ‘CTM Fahrzeugbau Berlin GmbH’ stands for Creative Truck Manufacturing. Indeed, this Berlin-based enterprise boasts more than 20 years' experience in fashioning all manner of bespoke and powerful purpose-built vehicles. With currently around 60 highly qualified staff members spread across two sites in and around the German capital, CTM guides its customers from the conceptualization and planning stages through to production and commissioning. Maintenance and servicing The company even provides an in-depth briefing and takes care of maintaining, repairing and servicing the vehicles. Components are primarily sourced from big-name partners such as Bosch, Palfinger, Volvo and Caterpillar. Besides automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, MAN, IVECO, Volvo and Scania, customers include companies from other industries, public authorities and municipal enterprises. To date, CTM has built some 6,500 vehicle bodies for around 750 different clients in twelve countries on four continents.
Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas Vehicles and vehicle equipment for the Emergency Services and allied organisations will be prominent among the displays of more than 400 organisations exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 20 and 21 September. The UK’s biggest emergency services event, the show is the perfect place to research the latest product, services and technology innovations for anyone involved in specifying and procuring vehicles and fleet equipment. Leading vehicle suppliers at the show include BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo Trucks as well as a wide range of chassis manufacturers and specialist vehicle converters. BMW will be showcasing its all electric and hybrid range-extender vehicles suitable for emergency use by police, fire & rescue and ambulance services. Rescue vehicles on display Emergency and rescue vehicles of virtually every type, including fire appliances, ambulances, fleet cars, motorbikes, boats and UAVs or drones will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. DLL, a subsidiary of Rabobank, is among vehicle leasing specialists at the show. West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) will host an Extrication Challenge judged by United Kingdom Rescue Organisation (UKRO) officials. Teams of firefighters from WMFS as well as other brigades across the UK will be briefed on road traffic collision scenarios and then compete in extrications from two car wreckages using the latest kit and rescue techniques. The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Fire and Transport Officers Group will also be supporting the show. Road and motorway safety advice WMFS Road Casualty Reduction Team (RCRT) will be demonstrating virtual reality goggles which simulate a car journey, showing drivers the consequences of their choices and actions. Together with the Central Motorway Police Group, WMFS RCRT will be offering road and motorway safety advice and there will be a presentation from an emergency services blue light response driving instructor. Volvo Trucks, John Dennis and Emergency One will be showing their latest fire appliances, while Iveco and others will display the latest generation of smaller incident vehicles. Primetech will exhibit its latest demountable MultiPod + system for pick-up vehicles with the Cobra high pressure lance-based firefighting system. Ambulance services and suppliers Among the many ambulance suppliers exhibiting this year are AMZ Vehicles, BAUS and Was UK. Wheelchair transport specialist Unwin will showcase a range of mobility solutions including lifts, ramps and doors in the Outside Area. Nielsen Chemicals will be promoting its Ambulance Cleaning services, which frees up valuable paramedic time and skills to enable them to concentrate on core medical emergency tasks. Advanced communications technology Excelerate and WH Bence will again be showing the latest vehicles equipped with advanced satellite and cellular communications technology. Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, remain an important feature of the exhibition and the free seminar programme, with prominent providers at the show including Consortiq. The Emergency Services Show also features providers of all types of in and on-vehicle ancillary equipment, lightbars from companies like RSG; vehicle livery; battery management; driver training and more. Specialist ancillary electrical equipment installers at the show include FCS and Halls Electrical.
The Magirus Team Cab will be integrated into all of the 53 fire engines ordered via Emergency One The Magirus Team Cab scores with great comfort, functionality and security, which convinces fire departments around the world. Babcock International Group (Babcock), responsible for all fleet management tasks of the London Fire Brigade, has now specified and ordered 53 fire engines via Emergency One UK Ltd (E1), the Scottish fire-fighting technology equipment manufacturer. The Magirus Team Cab will be integrated into all of them. The first vehicle will be delivered in May; delivery of the remaining 52 vehicles will extend over the next one and a half years until the end of 2017. London’s fire-fighters will thus be protected by state-of-the-art safety technology during their operations. The vehicle was unveiled and presented in a ceremony in the presence of HRH Prince Charles, or the Duke of Rothesay as he is known in Scotland. Ron Dobson, Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, said: “It was an honour to be able to show the prototype to His Royal Highness and I am looking forward to the new designs going into service later this year.” “With the Team Cab, we were able to offer E1 and Babcock an excellent crew compartment. In addition to the special comfort it offers, it is the first cab on the market to be certified according to the newest ECE crash test requirements,” said Thales Maia, Director of Sales and Marketing at Magirus. The Duke of Rothesay also praised the “incredible high-quality appliance” and congratulated all those involved for their contribution.