Bristol Airport has added a brand new fire engine to its fleet of fire vehicles; a state of the art Oshkosh Striker 3.0.
Bristol is the first UK airport to take delivery of the third generation Oshkosh Striker ARFF vehicle.
Bristol Airport’s fire team are currently completing an intensive training course on the new vehicle.
The Oshkosh Striker ARFF is a 39 tonne fire vehicle and has the capabilities of carrying a four person crew, has a 700BHP engine and a top speed of 72 mph.
The vehicle carries 12,000 litres of water, 1,700 litres of foam and a 7500 litre per minute water pump.
Graeme Gamble, Chief Operating Officer, Bristol Airport said: “Our priority is the safety of passengers and colleagues in all Bristol Airport operations, and we’re delighted to be the first airport in the UK to take delivery of such an advanced fire vehicle.
“The fire and rescue service is a critical part of our operation, and the fire team are permanently on call day and night and ready to respond to any eventuality.
“We wanted to ensure that the new appliance is equipped with the very latest in firefighting technology.
“A complex environment such as Bristol Airport requires a specially trained fire team with its own specialist equipment and we are delighted to have added the Striker to the Airport’s fire vehicle fleet.”