Clark's Future ARFF

A Firetruck Like No Other
26 November 2014

Clark International Airport (CIA) is expected to receive the best fire fighting equipment the Philippines ever had, besting even Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport apparatus when the Rosenbauer's 6x6 Panther rolls over the tarmac early next year, giving the airport the highest Category 10 rating upgrade for emergency capabilities.

Rosenbauer Panther Class 1 6-x-6 ARFF trucks
  • 665-hp Detroit Diesel engine
  • Twin-disc transmission
  • 3,000-gallon water tank
  • 400-gallon AFFF tank (6 percent)
  • 450 lbs. Purple K Williams dry-chemical capacity
  • 1,200-gpm/500-gpm (water/dry-chemical) Rhino Bumper Turret with Hydro-Chem nozzle
  • 2,200 feet of 1 ¾" preconnected lines
  • One twin-agent line with Hydro-Chem nozzle
  • TNT rescue tool system
  • Two 26' Little Giant adder systems
  • Electric PPV fan
  • On-board hydraulic generator
  • Two 200' mounted cord reels
  • Assorted hand tools and extinguishers
  • FLIR and color camera 

The Sentinel Prime of the Transformer universe happen to have a total price tag of 113.5 million, and like in the movie, is the only one of their kind in the country right now.

Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President-CEO Emigdio Tanjuatco III said the purchases consist of “one unit Rosenbauer 6x6 2,250 Gallons Major Tender Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle (ARVF) worth 46.5 million and one unit Rosenbauer 6x6 3,000 Gallons Major Tender ARVF with High Reach Extendable Turret worth 69 million.”

Clark Airport has currently four units of 6x6 Oshkosh Striker firetrucks.

Rosenbauer is one of the leading makers of world class firefighting equipments based in Austria. It powers the best firetrucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in the Philippines. Boracay Airport also operates a Rosenbauer ARFF.

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