Norway’s 1st Pink operational fire truck highlights the cancer risk to Firefighters

The Mayor of Hurum (Norway) Monica Vee Bratlie, with the Secretary General of the Norwegian Cancer Society, Anne Lise Ryel, were present for the unveiling of Norway’s first operational pink fire truck – an initiative from Hurum Municipality. To visualize the increased cancer risk associated with working in the fire department, Hurum has painted its new firetruck pink.

The municipality hopes that the pink fire truck will both provide revenue for necessary research into occupations and cancer, but also raise awareness about preventing cancer. “We are proud to assist the Cancer Society in their important work with occupational cancer. Our firefighters are entitled to the best possible working conditions, and we must do that, “says Mayor Monica Vee Bratlie. Repeatedly, firefighters are exposed to a variety of carcinogens through soot particles, steam, fire and diesel exhaust fumes. They are therefore more often prone to cancer. Correct protection, to minimize cancer risk, is a municipal responsibility. “The Cancer Society has long been working to improve the working conditions of firefighters. We hope that Hurum’s pink fire truck can help raise awareness of having and using proper protection equipment, not in just Hurum, but across Norway, “says Ryel.

Egenes Brannteknikk AS have supplied this stunning GTLF 8000/200 fire fighting vehicle to theHurum Brannvesen in Norway featuring a roof mounted monitor to support fire and rescue operations in the 7,306 metre Oslofijord tunnel connecting Hurum and Frogn . The tender is based on the robust Scania P410/39 4×4, featuring a 410hp Euro 6 diesel engine, automatic transmission and a low roof Scania CP16 cabin accommodating the driver + 2 crew. The one-piece 100% recyclable polypropylene body features integral tanks holding 8000 litres of water, 200 litres of foam plus generous side and rear lockers.

Fire engineering includes a Rosenbauer NH35 pump with LCS 2.0 CANbus digital control panel, delivering 3500 lpm @10 bar, a Rosenbauer FixMix foam proportioning system and a Rosenbauer RM25C remote wireless controlled roof mounted monitor. The truck features a 24V electric front mounted winch and carries an extensive selection of crash rescue apparatus. The tender which was kept secret at the factory was delivered to the customer under the hours of darkness not to attract any attention.

For more information please visit: www.egenes.as

Photograph courtesy of Stein Asgeir Egenes

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