Burner Snaps Up US Firefighting Equipment Order

18 May 2009 (Last Updated May 18th, 2009 18:30)

The US Army has awarded a contract to Burner Fire Control to supply critical firefighting equipment to US troops in Afghanistan. Burner will manufacture 15 twin-agent fire suppression systems and will airlift them directly to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Burner was sel

The US Army has awarded a contract to Burner Fire Control to supply critical firefighting equipment to US troops in Afghanistan.

Burner will manufacture 15 twin-agent fire suppression systems and will airlift them directly to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

Burner was selected based on its ability to meet strict specifications, as well as an accelerated manufacturing and delivery timeline – 45 days compared to several months quoted by other companies.

Burner's fire equipment division manager Chris Lacombe said that meeting an accelerated delivery on such a large order presented several challenges.

"We basically had to complete the entire engineering and design phase in one day, versus typically taking a week or so," he said.

Lacombe said that to get the systems on the plane in the allotted time they would be fitting eight or nine weeks of work into six weeks.

Previously, Burner has delivered over 200 custom-built fire equipment systems to overseas locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti and Kuwait.