Thursday, July 20, 2017

Officials unveil "Striker" emergency response vehicle at Lehigh Valley International Airport (KABE)

HANOVER TWP, Pa. - The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA) Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Division announced the arrival of a 2017 OshKosh "Striker" 6x6 ARFF vehicle for emergency response at Lehigh Valley International. 

Designated "Rescue 1," the new vehicle will replace "Rescue 3," another OshKosh ARFF vehicle which has been in service at lVIA since 1996. The LNAA received an Airport Improvement Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to complete the $807,251 Striker acquisition. 

The Striker vehicle is fully equipped with a 3,00 gallon water storage tank, 450 pounds of Potassium based dry chemical and 420 gallons of foam. Some of the vehicle's features include a high reach extendable and low attack turret (both containing Hydro-Chem nozzles), a FLIR (forward looking infrared camera) and a piercing tool that can penetrate the skin of a commercial, general aviation or cargo aircraft.

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