What is a striker truck?

What is a striker truck?

The Striker ARFF vehicle offers a walk-in service port, creating easy access for all your filter and fluid check points as well as the engine. Simple access allows for ease of maintenance so your fleet is equipped and ready for emergency response.

How much does an Oshkosh Striker cost?

Right now, the most delectable ARFF truck on the planet is the Striker, built by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation in Wisconsin. It costs $675,000. Think of the Striker as the Porsche 959 of firetrucks.

Why are airport fire trucks different?

Because of the added weight from the additional water, an airport fire truck has a much larger and wider wheelbase than municipal trucks. Municipal trucks can also carry water with them, with tank options available in a variety of different sizes based on the type of apparatus and a community’s needs.

What is a striker Volterra?

The Oshkosh® Striker® Volterra™ performance hybrid is meticulously engineered to channel mechanical power and battery power to maximize driving and pumping performance while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

What is airport fire truck?

An airport crash tender (known in some countries as an airport fire appliance) is a specialised fire engine designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting at aerodromes, airports, and military air bases.

Why are fire trucks white?

His findings, which were published in a recent issue of Firehouse magazine, is just one in a series of studies and articles that have said yellow, lime green and white fire trucks are more visible to motorists at night and are therefore safer.

Why are fire trucks Blue?

The department had an annual budget of only $70,000, so a used truck was purchased from Whitman Square Fire Company in New Jersey, Washington Township. When the truck arrived, it was Sierra Blue and the combined Board loved the color. Now, 37 years later, our trucks are all blue!!

Why are some fire trucks red and some yellow?

Many fire departments changed the color of their trucks to yellow since that is the most visible color to the human eye in an attempt to decrease the number of accidents. In the end the change in color did decrease the number of accidents and some fire departments went back to the traditional red color.

What is a FDNY Super Pumper?

This semi-pulled pumper system designed by a naval engineer redefined “big water” May 8, 2020. From 1965 through 1982, the T-Rex of fire pumpers roamed the streets of New York City, bringing with it massive firefighting power heretofore unseen on land.

Why don’t fire trucks stop at red lights?

Why do fire trucks go through a red light with lights & sirens then turn off their lights and slow down? Most likely, the call has been canceled. This often happens when the first unit arrives at the scene, surveys the situation, and determines that the request for assistance can be handled by that individual unit.

What happened to the FDNY Super Pumper?

The FDNY Super Pumper is now privately owned and was recently displayed at the SPAAMFAA National Convention in Middletown, NY. This 1965 Mack apparatus is the most powerful land-based unit ever built.