Oshkosh unveils fire-response vehicle

April 23, 2010 at 10:58 AM

OSHKOSH, Wis., April 23 (UPI) -- A new Striker rescue and fire-fighting vehicle from Oshkosh Corp. is designed for the most demanding rescue environments, executives said.

Oshkosh announced Friday that its airport products division introduced its new Striker aircraft rescue and fire-fighting vehicle.

Robert Bohn, chairman at Oshkosh, said the design of the Striker was included recommendations from airport chiefs and firefighters from across the globe.

"We integrated their ideas and needs with our technical, engineering and manufacturing expertise to create a truly remarkable ARFF vehicle that will protect firefighters and help save lives in airport emergencies," he added.

The Striker exceeds U.S. National Fire Protection Association requirements for slope stability, while the cab meets European certification requirements for structural integrity.

The Striker can hit targets more than 90 feet way with dry chemical powder, more than three times further than other delivery systems. It is also 2,000 pounds lighter than rival vehicles, allowing for a fast and efficient response time, Oshkosh said.

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