Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Awards Apparatus Contract To Rosenbauer

LYONS, SD—Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue, is upgrading its apparatus fleet and partnering with Rosenbauer to build 30 pumpers for operations and one pumper for Miami International Airport. All 31 pumpers are to be built on the Rosenbauer custom Commander chassis with galvanized frame rails and cross-members.

The pumpers will be powered by Cummins ISL 450-hp engines and Allison 3000 EVS transmissions with retarders. They will have Hale QMAX single-stage 1,250-gpm pumps and 750-gallon fiberglass water tanks.
 
The bodies will be heavy-duty Rosenbauer EXT 3/16 aluminum with roll-up doors. They will have the Rosenbauer Green Star Idle Reduction Technology system, which will save hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel annually.
 
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has also upgraded the aircraft rescue fire fighting (ARFF) fleet at Miami International Airport with the delivery of four Panthers and a quick-response vehicle (QRV). The Panther fleet consists of two 6×6 3,000-gallon units with High Reach Extendable Turrets. They are powered by Detroit Diesel Series 60 750-hp engines with Twin Disc transmissions. The fire pumps are Rosenbauer R600 two-stage 1,850-gpm units. The water tanks carry 3,000 gallons, while the foam tank has 420 gallons with the Rosenbauer Foamatic RVMA 500 system.

The other two Panthers are 4×4 1,500-gallon units, also powered by Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines, with Twin Disc transmissions. They also have Rosenbauer R600 1,850-gallon pump systems. They carry 1,500 gallons of water and 210 gallons of foam with the Rosenbauer Foamatic RVMA 500 system.
 
The last unit for Miami International Airport is a Rosenbauer Airwolf C2 ARFF vehicle. The unit is built on a Ford F-550 chassis with a Kelderman Air Suspension System, which allows the vehicle to lower itself for use in low-height parking garages. It is equipped with a Darley 2-1/2 AGE-39K high-pressure/high-volume pump system with variable gpm. The water tank has 300 gallons and an integral ARFF 40-gallon foam tank with a Fire Research around-the-pump Class B Foam System. A Fire Combat 500-pound-capacity, two-outlet, dry-chemical system is also included. The body is 1/8 aluminum with roll-up doors.
 
All these Miami-Dade units were sold by Bob Milnes of Fire Fighting Innovations.

For more information, visit www.rosenbaueramerica.com.

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