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Crash Truck Can Move in Close By Using Nozzles Under Body

Issue 2 and Volume 120.

Crash Truck Can Move in Close By Using Nozzles Under Body A crash truck which can operate close to a blazing airliner to make rescues is the newest piece of equipment in the fire station at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The recently delivered truck is a Ward LaFrance C900, F25. Similar trucks are at airports at Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, and Boston. The truck has a self-contained, alternator-powered electrical system which provides sufficient power for all electrical equipment to be in operation at the same time. “We have six different outlets for foam, water, or both,” Hopkins Airport Chief Frank Daley explained. “Actually, you could say seven, since the sixth, a turret pipe on the roof, has a double barrel. We can use our turret in two ways—as a single barrel spraying water or foam, or as a double-barrel unit spraying either or both.” Nozzles are also located on the truck’s…

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