David Clark Digital Communication
Systems for ARFF Operations.
The new David Clark Digital Communication System is simple to use and
configure, provides versatility for multi-mission platforms and features scalable,
IP-based architecture that defies obsolescence for a future-proof solution.
Improves response time and enhances situational awareness and safety for
aircraft rescue and firefighting personnel.
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the cab crash tested, which we did, and it
meets all United States and European crash
Reedy says the Panthers also carry a new
Rosenbauer pump and foam system. “It’s a
2,000-gallon-per-minute (gpm) Rosenbauer
pump with an electronic foam system that
measures water flow and educts the proper
amount of foam,” he points out. “The oper-
ator can select 1, 3, or 6 percent foam from
the cab electronically.”
Paul Powell, Rosenbauer’s Central States
sales manager, says the 6x6 Panther has a
3,100-gallon water tank, a 420-gallon foam
tank, and a 500-pound dry chemical system. The 4x4 Panther carries a 1,500-gal-
lon water tank, a 210-gallon foam tank, and
a 500-pound dry chemical system. “We offer
our Stinger HRET on the 6x6 Panther,” Powell
says. “Our piercing tip can penetrate the
fuselage of any aircraft, even the new glare
material some aircraft are using, which is a
composite material skinned in aluminum.
The four-sided piercer at the end of our pierc-
ing tip is designed to be thicker toward the
back, so when the operator withdraws the tip,
composite material can’t grab and trap it.”
Powell says the Stinger HRET can pene-
trate with 230 degrees of rotation, allowing
it to pierce a fuselage from underneath,
overhead, or at any side point on the radius
of the aircraft. “The operator has the option
of flowing water and foam; water, foam,
and dry chemical; water and dry chemi-
cal; or dry chemical only, which usually
is a silicone-based Purple K,” he notes.
E-ONE makes two models of its Titan
Force™ ARFF vehicles: 4x4 and 6x6 models. The 6x6 Titan Force features an integral roll cage and carries a 2,000-gpm
pump, a 3,170-gallon water tank, and a
405-gallon foam tank. Options on the rig
include a dry chemical system, multiple
foam proportioning percentages, a Rhine
II high-volume low-attack bumper turret, driver enhanced vision system and
forward-looking infrared camera packages, electric ladder racks, medical cabinets, light towers, and LED scene and
The 4x4 Titan Force ARFF truck also
has an integral roll cage, along with a
1,500-gpm pump, 1,585-gallon water
tank, and 200-gallon foam tank. All the
options available on E-ONE’s 6x6 can be
had on the 4x4 model too.
KME’s Airport Products Department
offers a range of airport apparatus, including Class 4 and Class 5 ARFF units. Its KME
Force™ Series Class 4 ARFF truck is built
on a custom 4x4 chassis, with a choice of
pump, 1,500-gallon water tank, and 200-gal-
lon foam tank. Options include a 500-pound
dry chemical system, Halotron systems, and
a variety of roof and bumper turret options.
The KME Force Series Class 5 ARFF
model is a custom 6x6 or 8x8 chassis with
water capacities ranging from 3,000 to 4,500
gallons and foam capacities from 400 to 600
gallons. Options are those that are available
on the KME Class 4 model.
ALAN M. PETRILLO is a Tucson, Arizona-based journalist, the author of three novels and
five nonfiction books, and a member of the Fire
Apparatus & Emergency Equipment editorial
advisory board. He served 22 years with the
Verdoy (NY) Fire Department, including in the
position of chief.
1 Oshkosh Airport Products redesigned
its Striker™ 8x8 ARFF truck, giving
it two engines at the rear. (Photo
courtesy of Oshkosh Airport Products.)
2 Rosenbauer built this 6x6 Panther™
ARFF truck with a Stinger HRET for the
Dallas (TX) Love Field Airport. (Photo
courtesy of Rosenbauer.)
3 The Sikorsky Aircraft Fire Department,
Stratford, Connecticut, had E-ONE build this
Titan Force™ 6x6 ARFF truck. (Photo courtesy
of E-ONE.) 4 KME makes its Force™ Series
Class 4 ARFF truck on a custom 4x4 chassis
with a choice of pump and water tank size.
(Photo courtesy of KME.)