Fraser Fire and Rescue in New Zealand are the leading manufacturer and exporter of fire-engines, equipment and components in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Wellington based company manufacture a diverse range of fire and rescue vehicles plus associated components using the latest three-dimensional virtual design tools to ensure their customers receive a complete concept-to-completion service. Given their unrivalled customer satisfaction the Fraser brand has rapidly gained global recognition in this highly competitive market!
Fraser Fire and Rescue have recently fulfilled the delivery of this eye-catching commercial based aviation, rescue and fire-fighting vehicle to the Cook Islands Airport Authority. This prototype 6×6 ARFF vehicle which is now operational with the Rarotonga International Airport Rescue Fire Service on the largest of the islands is the first fire engine completed by the company following a recently signed collaboration between the United Kingdoms market leading co-polymer vehicle body manufacturer Strongs Plastic Products; and Fraser Fire and Rescue.
This striking fire-engine makes use of a robust special build Scania P460HHZ 6×6 chassis incorporating a 460 hp Euro 5 diesel engine, Allison 12 speed automated manual transmission and ABS braking; plus a Scania “day-cab” accommodating the driver + one. The tender features a tailor made one piece high density plastic body manufactured by Strongs Plastic Products incorporating 7 x spacious lockers enclosed by roller shutter doors, rear top-deck access and integrated tanks holding 9,400 litres of water and 1,200 litres of foam plus a fixed 250 kg DCP system courtesy of Perren Engineering Limited. The tender was specified with a Darley PSP 1500 pump delivering 5,678 lpm @ 10 bar, an ACL foam proportioning system, 1 x 60 metre Fraser hose-reel, an under body fire protection system plus a remote Akron Trident roof mounted monitor delivering 7,600 lpm and a remote 500 lpm Akron Fire Fox bumper mounted turret.
This airport crash tender which was manufactured to the customers specific requirements, meets all current ICAO and NFPA standards.
For more information, go to www.fraser.org.nz
Gary Parkinson – Contributing Editor
Top Image: – The Rarotonga ARFF 6×6 featuring Federal 6 Pod Split Vision LED light bars. Photograph courtesy of Fraser Fire and Rescue