Alabama airport unveils new fire trucks designed just for aircraft emergencies

  • Source: WBMA-LD ABC 33/40 Birmingham
  • Published: 11/30/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport now has its first ever fire station on its airfield. It's called the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building. During Tuesday's ribbon cutting, two new fire trucks were also unveiled and they're unlike any emergency vehicle around. "These types of fire trucks are not really necessary outside of the airport. They are designed specifically for aircraft and airports," said Board Chair of the Birmingham Airport Authority Darlene Wilson. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Cory Moon said the two new trucks are bigger and can hold more water and have other unique features. "Blaze One has a height reach extendable turret with a piercing nasal that's able to breach the skin of an aircraft and extinguish the fire inside the aircraft," said Moon.


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