US Army Receives 25 Fire-Rescue Vehicles

22 March 2010 (Last Updated March 22nd, 2010 18:30)

The US Army in Afghanistan has received 25 additional Assault Force 70 fire-rescue rough terrain vehicles (FRRTV) from EJ Metals. The FRRTVs are specifically designed to provide fire protection for soldiers and facilities at forward operating bases in the region using a hydraulically driv

The US Army in Afghanistan has received 25 additional Assault Force 70 fire-rescue rough terrain vehicles (FRRTV) from EJ Metals.

The FRRTVs are specifically designed to provide fire protection for soldiers and facilities at forward operating bases in the region using a hydraulically driven, high-pressure foam system.

EJ Metals president Kevin Quinn said high-pressure foam systems were at the leading edge of today's firefighting technology.

"The Assault Force 70 is ideally suited for rough terrain and environments where water supply is limited, which makes it an excellent fit for the US military's demanding requirements," he said.

"Our patented triple-discharge water / foam nozzle allows soldiers to change spray patterns instantly for changing fire conditions, enhancing the effectiveness of our high-pressure foam system."

The Assault Force 70 off-road firefighting vehicle features a 70gal water tank, a 5gal class A foam cell, a high-pressure fire pump and a unique, triple-discharge nozzle that allows firefighters to attack brush, wildland and structural fires with a variety of water / foam streams.

The vehicle also features a 1,500psi high-pressure pump, hose reel with 150ft of high-pressure hose and a control panel at the rear of the vehicle.

The high-pressure firefighting system is the only FRRTV that offers a 24° side-slope capability.