PANTHER ON THE LOOSE! : AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL LOOKS AT THE ROSENBAUER PANTHER RANGE OF FIRE-FIGHTING VEHICLES

Emergency fire-fighting services at airports are required by international air transportation regulations to be able to respond to an airport incident within a maximum of two to three minutes. Vehicles that can meet such demands require a special chassis, rear-mounted engines that allow for high-speed cornering, and powerful engines. In addition, the vehicles must be ergonomically designed to protect the driver and occupants while offering extensive visibility. High-powered rapid intervention vehicles (RIV) can respond first and quickly to a site, while larger tank fire-fighting vehicles (ARFF) can then arrive with larger volumes of extinguishing agents. Some vehicle manufacturers are combining the characteristics of both vehicles into a high-engine powered and heavier vehicle. This article profiles a vehicle that offers such capabilities.

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    • August/September 2005
  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 40-41
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 2:00PM