The demonstration will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at 5601 Transport Avenue.
The new ARFF unit offers greater fire suppression, control, and safety, using innovative firefighting methods. The $915,193 Unit was 100% funded by a grant awarded to the City of Monroe Regional Airport from the Louisiana State Department of Transportation (Aviation Division).
The construction of the vehicle began in July 2012, and the vehicle was delivered in January 2013. It was manufactured by the Oshkosh Corporation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The vehicle will be housed at the City of Monroe's Airport Fire Station and operated by the Monroe Fire Department.
The new ARFF vehicle offers the latest technology in providing greater fire suppression, control, and safety to incoming and outgoing aircraft as well as thousands of travelers from the City of Monroe and around the world. It is equipped with:
6 Wheel 6x6 drive
A roof and front bumper turret (nozzle)
A 50 feet high reach extendable piercing nozzle
A 3000 gallon water tank
A 420 gallon foam tank
500 pounds of dry chemical capable of deployment of nearly 100 feet
A high capacity fire pump capable of delivering 2000 gallons per minute while stationary or moving
The vehicle is engineered to provide a minimum of ten years of airport rescue and firefighting service to the Monroe Regional Airport.