The Barbados Fire Service has acquired a new Rosenbauer - Panther, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle. The new appliance will join the existing fleet of crash tenders at the Airport Fire Station and improve the departments ability to respond to aerodrome emergencies at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
vehicle which was acquired from Angloco Limited in the United Kingdom was manufactured by Rosenbauer. The Barbados Fire Service already owns three Panther 6X6 trucks, however, this new tender (a snozzle) is slightly different from the others. The snozzle comes with an articulating boom, piercing nozzle and a infrared camera (FLIR) with pan and tilt capabilities mounted for low light conditions.
The tender was delivered to the Airport Fire Station on March 11, 2011 and possesses enhanced firefighting capabilities.