Fires are frightening and there is no doubt! There are many types of fires and the fire truck manufacturers have developed a specialized fire apparatus for every emergency. For example, urban fires require narrow vehicles that can enter thin streets. On the other hand, wildfires necessitate high vehicles with strong and big tires, appropriate for rough terrain. There are numerous types of fire apparatus and, of course, they include specially designed airport fire trucks.
What is the difference?
Firstly, they do not need to fit on regular streets, which allow them to be large, powerful and strong. Airplanes are full of very flammable substances, which means that the temperature of their fires is very high, which means that the fire must be put out from a distance. This means powerful pumps and powerful spray nozzles. A normal fire truck has a very limited supply of fire foam. This is not the case for airport fires. Since more than 40% of the total weight of the plane is fuel, an airport fire truck must be equipped with lots of fire foam, which is more suitable for fuel fires. Water is nor proper for fuel fires because the oxygen in the water may even incite the fires more.
The biggest fire apparatus
As an experienced fire truck producer, we know that fire engines used in airports are very different vehicles and very customized. Generally, there is no dimension limit for these types of fire engines. But we do need to take into consideration all necessities of a firefighter during an emergency, such as protective gear, hoses with high pressure, much foam. Volkan Fire is a fire truck producer Turkey with much experience in the field of fire apparatus production. We understand that the needs of an airport are very different from any other fire department.