The Brazilian state of Ceará has received the first FireBull from Magirus. A delegation with high-ranking representatives of the governor, the fire brigades and partners were guests at the Magirus Experience Center in Ulm last week for the technical acceptance and handover of the world’s first tracked fire engine as well as a MultiStar combination vehicle and several portable fire pumps.
Carlos Décimo de Souza from the Secretariat for Research, Technology and Education of the Governor of Ceará expressed his thanks for the very good, trusting and cooperative partnership: ‘We are thrilled to be able to take delivery of these state-of-the-art Magirus vehicles here in Ulm. With the consistent renewal and constant expansion with innovative, unique deployment technology such as extinguishing robots and powerful special vehicles such as the Magirus FireBull, we want to ensure that our emergency forces can make a sustainable contribution to the protection of people, material and companies in our region and are themselves always protected in the best possible way.’
The FireBull tracked fire engine from Magirus combines the highly efficient AirCore extinguishing technology, flexible set-up options and the extremely all-terrain PowerBully chassis from Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG to form a globally unique, versatile special firefighting vehicle. The proven AirCore watermist technology enables efficient firefighting with high penetration depths and throwing distances of up to 80m but also an excellent cooling effect with minimal water consumption. The transport of high volumes of extinguishing agent (9,000 litres of water, 2,000 litres of foam) with a minimum ground pressure of 0.300kg/cm2 at a permissible total weight of 30 tons is one of the central advantages in impassable and difficult-to-access terrain. In future, the FireBull will be used in the region around Porto do Pecém. In addition to being called out for use in vegetation fires or operations in the nearby reserve and protected area, the region has a large port, beaches and numerous large industrial operations ranging from recycling plants to steel production, some of which have difficult-to-access terrain.
With the Magirus MultiStar, the state of Ceará receives a unique combination vehicle consisting of a telescopic boom with rescue cage and a tank pumper. The aluminium telescopic boom allows an operating range of -12m to +30.5m as well as an outreach of 16.5m (3 persons). The Magirus TeamCab crew cabin offers space for 1 + 5 persons. The MultiStar is equipped with a firefighting centrifugal pump FPN 10-3000 and FPH 40-250 with high pressure in bronze as well as an extinguishing agent or foam tank with 1,500 litres of water and 300 litres of foam. Thanks to its versatile equipment and fittings, the Magirus MultiStar offers smaller fire brigades in particular the ability to handle a wide range of different operations – from transporting water, crew and equipment to rescuing people and providing technical assistance – with one vehicle. More than 10 of these vehicles are already in use in Brazil. In addition to the MultiStar and the FireBull, three new Magirus FIRE 1000 portable fire pumps complete the current delivery.
As early as the end of 2021, Magirus handed over an AirCore TAF35 firefighting robot, an AirCore turbine firefighting vehicle on an Iveco Daily 4×4 and the world’s highest articulated turntable ladder, an M42L-AS with rear-axle steering, to Ceará. In combination with the new vehicles, the Brazilian state has an innovative fleet of fire engines and special vehicles that is unparalleled not only in Brazil. The Magirus FireBull and the MultiStar will be shipped to Brazil in the coming weeks and presented to the public at a festive ceremony.
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