College Hosts Aerodrome Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle (ARFFV) Demo

The College’s unique incident ground, including the M96 motorway, oil rig, static tank and other training venues, provided the perfect backdrop to provide VIP guests with a state-of-the-art demonstration of airport firefighting equipment and technology. The event was organised by Angloco, the UK and Ireland distributor for WISS Group, manufacturers of the Felix range of specialist aerodrome rescue and firefighting vehicles (ARFFVs). 

On display was a variant of the Felix 8x8 Wawrzaszek ISS ARFFV, incorporating high reach extending turrets (HRET). Larger than most UK airports would normally consider, this model showcases the higher end of the range, while demonstrating features shared with smaller models.

The demonstration included an Electric Direct Drive full power battery extrication tool without any hydraulics from ResQtec, some revolutionary high efficiency mist systems (HEMS), compressed air foam systems (CAFS), branches, compact systems and piercing tools from Mist-Tech.  Also put through their paces were high performance, fully biodegradable eco foams from Dr Sthamer, and the latest HD thermal imaging cameras from Bullard.

A film crew from Lion Television were on-hand to record the demonstration for inclusion in the upcoming 3rd series of the hit factual TV series “Supertruckers”, which is show on the Discovery Channel.

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