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Singapore Reveals Car Sized Fire Apparatus

HOPE Technik recently unveiled LF5G at the Home Team Festival 2015 in Singapore, and although it may look like a car, it is designed to save lives in hard-to reach fire and rescue emergencies.

The first Red Rhino was released in 2000, and each new version has improved operational capabilities

Last year’s model, LF4G, took the improvements further with ergonomic enhancements.

All five models have an Isuzu D-Max pickup as the base, painted fire engine red and are developed for the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF).

‘HOPE Technik firmly believes that form and function are equally important,’ Colin Choo, the company’s artistic manager told Gizmag.

‘A firefighter’s helmet is both symbolically and physically essential to the firefighter.

‘Drawing inspiration from the helmet, we re-imagined the front of the LF5G.’

‘The vehicle is given the determined expression of a firefighter on mission before the aesthetic is concluded with an extracted essence of the helmet.’

The hood line of the LF5G was lowered to improve visibility and a 4130 chromoly steel roll cage was added to protect occupants.

HOPE Technik recently unveiled LF5G at the Home Team Festival 2015 in Singapore, and although it may look like a car, it is designed to save lives in hard-to reach fire and rescue emergencies.

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