04.11.2015 11:44
Group picture in front of rescue firefighting vehicle.

Photo: Witek (from l. to r.): Deputy Area Commander Günter Dworschak, Area Command Greater Graz; Father Bruno Heberle; Christian Dielacher, Airport Fire Manager of Graz Airport; Gerhard Widmann, Managing Director of Graz Airport; District Inspector Bernhard Johann, District Commander of District 7 in front of the new rescue firefighting vehicle.

New addition to airport fire service

A new rescue firefighting vehicle sets new quality standards, above all for technical rescue and building fires.

Feldkirchen bei Graz, 23/10/2015: “With apparatus including two state-of-the-art fire engines already in operation for aircraft firefighting, the new rescue firefighting vehicle was intended to enhance the building firefighting service”, explains Gerhard Widmann, Managing Director of Graz Airport. “The new engine is manoeuvrable and thus flexible and therefore not only the perfect addition to our fire brigade fleet but also brings increased safety!”

The new rescue firefighting vehicle was purchased as a replacement for an old engine, with great importance being attached to refinements and new qualities. The vehicle is thus designed primarily for fighting building fires and technical rescue operations, however it can of course be used for aircraft fire-fighting, too. Major advantages include the seven-man crew cabin and the breathing apparatus mounted in the seats so as to save firemen time putting the equipment on.

Specifications of the new Rosenbauer rescue firefighting truck:
•    340 hp engine power, automatic transmission, all-wheel drive
•    16-ton MAN chassis
•    2000-litre water tank, 400-litre foam tank
•    Equipment for technical rescue (emergency power unit, hydraulic cutter and spreader, etc.)
•    Seven-man crew cabin. 4 breathing apparatus can be put on while driving to the incident as they are mounted in the seats
•    Quick attack possible with 80m high-pressure hose
•    Mobile water cannons for delivering large quantities of water
•    8-ton winch
•    Light tower for incident lighting

 Rescue firefighting truck outside the terminal.
Photo: Graz Airport. The new rescue firefighting truck outside the terminal.