Qatalum has taken delivery of its first Pierce fire truck. The acquisition is part of Qatalum management’s decision for improved emergency response, following the cooling tower fire in 2011.
The new vehicle is powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 60, turbocharged, inline, and straight six diesel engines. Fully laden, it weighs approximately 32 metric tonnes and is configured for one driver/operator, one crew commander and four fire fighters – and can carry 3,786 litres of water and 3,786 litres of foam concentrate, able to pump in excess of 11,000 litres per minute.
The Pierce product was chosen for demonstrating the best technology available within the fire-fighting discipline, demonstrating Qatalum’s commitment to setting the standard in operational excellence without comprising on safety for its people, operational equipment and assets.
The fire truck was commissioned with associated training to personnel and currently loose equipment is being fitted to ensure the appliance’s operational readiness.