Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland have received two identical Category 3 Rapid Intervention Vehicles for its Oban Airport operation. The pair manufactured by Emergency One (UK) Limited use the Land Rover 130 series chassis as their base incorporating 90 kW diesel engines with the addition of a third trailing axle courtesy of Portal Rover of Muir of Ord in the Highlands.
These airport fire engines possess excellent cross country capability and feature a modified four door Land Rover crew-cab with seating for a driver and two firefighters, a roof mounted hatch for firefighter access to the manually operated roof mounted monitor and re-mountable Co-Polymer bodies featuring integrated tanks and five useable lockers.
Fire engineering includes a rear mounted Godiva Prima single pressure pump rated at 2000 lpm @ 17 bar and a manually operated Akron 3430 roof mounted monitor with foam producing attachment rated at 3,800 lpm @ 14 bar. Fire fighting media includes 1,300 litres of water, 100 litres of foam (plus 25 litres of training foam) and 50kg DCP by Perren Engineering Limited.
With grateful thanks to Gary Parkinson for providing this report. Image courtesy and copyright of Thomas Eddleston.