One of the most striking differences between European and United States fire apparatus, besides the size in general, is the way compartments are configured and equipment mounted.
CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INTERSCHUTZ FIRE APPARATUS >> Dave Steweardson, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment contributor, made the trip to Hannover, Germany, in June to attend Interschutz 2015. While there, he was able to capture images of various types of fire apparatus. Interschutz 2015 included approximately 100 North American exhibitors and brought approximatley 157,000 attendees....
Being much lighter than the previous generation, the new 5000 series cutters significantly reduce the physical burden on the operator.
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. and Gimaex International stepped out together at Interschutz 2015 with the display of the Smeal CORE™ Multi-Mission Pumper with OMNI™ Control System.
The Mercedes-Benz Econic 1830 L, 4x2 with HLF 20/16 body (fire truck) and Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission, currently operating in Hannover, has a smaller than typical turning radius of 13.5 meters due to a rear steering axle.
Day 2 at Interschutz 2015 continued with a variety of products set upon the world stage. Click above for more images from Day 2.
The IMPULSE actually was designed with European firefighting tactics in mind.
In many instances at Interschutz, the American companies exhibiting here have been working to become larger players in the global market after establishing themselves in the States. But, Veridian started the other way.
American companies come here for a variety of reasons. Some introduce new products specifically geared toward the European market while others make new international introductions.
Fire-Dex, at Interschutz 2015, is introducing for the first time an EN469-certified garment.