The largest Airport Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)
Truck east of the Mississippi is now in service at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport. This State-of-the-art truck cost approximately $1.3
million and was purchased with the aid of Federal Aviation Administration grant
Some of the key features include:
Extreme Mobility and Stability
All-wheel drive and independent suspension provide response
capabilities off-the-tarmac with outstanding maneuverability.
All-wheel steering allows the truck to literally drive
sideways in one of three distinct steering modes.
950 bhp diesel engine combined with a 6-speed automatic
transmission propel the truck from 0 to 50 mph in 35 seconds, go up a grade
of 60 degrees, and a top speed of 70 mph.
A wide track of 10.2 feet and low center of gravity provide
exceptional stability on sideslopes up to 30 degrees.
Firefighting and Rescue Capabilities
Equipped with water, foam, and dry chemical fighting agents
dispensed via a high reach extendable turret and a high volume bumper
65 foot extendable turret is equipped with a piercing nozzle
capable of penetrating the fuselage of aircraft and dispensing water and or
foam from 250 to 500 gallons per minute.
Bumper turret can discharge from 375 to 750 gallons per
Equipped with 4500 gallon tank for water, 630 gallon tank for
foam concentrate, and a 13,500 gallon tank for water/foam mixture.
To assist in night rescues or in smoky conditions, the cab
has a forward looking infrared camera.
One firefighter can operate the entire ARFF truck and its
Cab can seat up to five and has a high capacity
Wrap-around cockpit style instrument panel with controls
grouped by function for quicker access.
With the addition of this new ARFF truck, FLL has an
extra fire truck that will be sold to the Pembroke Pines Fire Department
(PPFD) for operation at North Perry Airport. PPFD handles the fire rescue
response at this general aviation airport operated by the Broward County