The General Directorate of the Dubai Civil Defence (DCD) inaugurated the first electric firefighting vehicle of its kind in the Middle East and the second in the world.
The vehicle was introduced today (April 8) during the Custom Show Emirates, which will run at the Dubai World Trade Centre untill April 10.
Equipped with LED lights, it has a smart operating system comprising 17 inches screen (CAN- BUST), which allows the authorities to control it remotely.
Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director-General of the Dubai Civil Defence, said the electric firefighting vehicle is 20 per cent faster than regular firefighting vehicles.
"It is connected to the Dubai Civil Defence's operation room with Telematic, the technology of sending, receiving and storing information using telecommunication devices to control remote objects," he explained.
The vehicle’s water tank capacity is 4,000 litres and its foam tank capacity is 400 litres, he added, noting that it is equipped with four high-resolution cameras, and can utilise a fast charger located at the firefighting and rescue centre, which charges the vehicle by 80 percent within 40 minutes, enabling it to operate from 6 to 8 hours at speeds of up to 100km/h speed.
The water pump in the electric truck is designed with high-power standards Rosenbauer (NH35), and the contraption uses smart applications, said the top official.
The vehicle, which has a carrying capacity for six firefighting personnel, can handle all types of fires, he stated, adding that it is environmentally friendly, does not produce harmful emissions, is easy to operate, and not noisy.-TradeArabia News Service