Aarhus Industrial Harbor was hit by a major fire about a year ago in one of the large tanks that was used for storing oil (Some strange in-between fuel/deep fry oil mix), and it burned for several days injuring a couple of firefighters.
After the fire it was decided to upgrade the preparedness of the harbor..
Two airport crashtenders was leased as a temporary solution, until a new vehicle could be designed and made..
Now the trucks are finally here..
You might call it a revolution in the Danish fire service - The two trucks are by far the largest and most specialized vehicles in service at the municipal fire departments in Denmark (DEMA has some other very large and specialized vehicles)..
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Facts about the vehicles:
- BUILD on a Scania G480 8x2*6 MNA Chassis with a semi-automatic transmission.
The chassis have been delivered by Scania Aarhus, and the vehicles have been build by Rosenbauer International in Austria together with the Danish firm RK Fire and Technology.
The vehicles have a Rosenbauer HRET (High Reach Extendable Turret) with 16 meters (52 feet) reach and a capacity of 4200 liters/minute (1100 gallons/minute). The HRET also has a spear at the end that can be used to penetrate closed containers or similar and has a capacity of 1000 Liters/minutes (264 gallons/minute) (spear is similar to that known from crash tenders)
On the front of the vehicles there is attached a monitor with a capacity of 1200 Liters/minute (320 gallons/minute) with a throwing length of 55 meters (180 feet) and the monitor can be used while the vehicle is moving (for example making a water wall for self protection, so the vehicle can get close enough to use the HRET).
On the back of the vehicle there is a "normal" water cannon/monitor, a Rosenbauer RM 60C, with a capacity of 6000 Liters/minute (1600 gallons/minute) and a throwing length of 80 meters (260 feet).
The vehicles also have nozzles all the way around and under the chassis for self-protection should flammable fuels spill and flow under the vehicle.
The vehicles have a 8200 liter water tank (2150 gallons) and a 5000 liter (1300 gallons) tank for concentrated foam.
The pump can add foam in a concentration between 1% and 9%, with an accuracy of 0,1%
The front water monitor has it's own pump that can be used while the vehicle is moving and it has a capacity of 1500 liters/minute (400 gallons) at 10 BAR pressure.
The main water pump has a capacity of 10000 liters/minute (2650 gallons) at 13 BAR pressure.
The vehicles have 4 "F" water-inlets - 6000 liters/minute (1600 gallons) each so a total of 24000 liters/minute (6400 gallons).
The vehicles have 4 gas measuring devices that once every second measures the level of gas and other flammable and toxic materials in the air, and sounds an alarm should the levels become dangerous.
There is also normal cameras in the HRET, the rear water cannon, and crew compartment and a reversing camera, and a thermal camera in the HRET.
Especially the thermal camera in the HRET is useful during extinguishing.
All cameras have a recording time of 90 hours, and the videos can be used for post-incident documentation.
There is also an electronic surveillance system that once every second runs a test on ALL functions in the vehicle, and sounds an alarm should anything be out of order.