The General Administration of Civil Defense in Dubai yesterday morning inaugurated the first electric fire truck of its kind in the Middle East region and the second in the world, designed according to modern technological systems, as part of the Custom Show UAE exhibition that is currently being held at the Dubai World Trade Center and will continue until tomorrow.
Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Director General of the General Administration of Dubai Civil Defense, said that the electric firefighting vehicle is 20% faster than other specialized vehicles, and is characterized by a high efficiency in carrying out tasks by 40%, and it is equipped with a modern lighting system (LED).
He pointed out that the supplied control system is based on CAN –BUST technology, and intuitive operation via a 17-inch display in the cockpit, and the remote control system works by using modern technologies TELEMATIC, enabling it to constantly and directly communicate with the operating room through smart and modern technologies and receive all The readings received from it, in addition to the effective communication technology with the factory for the operational aspects, in addition to a sophisticated cabin that accommodates 6 firefighters and rescuers with the feature of wrapping seats to hold work crew meetings to develop appropriate plans for accident management.
Al-Matroushi stated that its firefighting system relies on the Rosenbauer NH35 system and includes a high-capacity pressure pump, in addition to light panels, a pump powered by an electric generator, an operating panel for the pump at the rear of the car, central and electro-pneumatic water nozzles, and a water tank capacity of 4000 liters, while the foam tank 400 liters.
He explained that the vehicle is characterized by additional technologies represented in central locking systems for the cockpit and equipment rooms, the electrical power supply built into the external devices, 4 high-resolution cameras, a device for measuring the level of water and foam in the tanks, in addition to a dedicated quick charger in the fire and rescue center, which gives the vehicle a charge By 80% in 40 minutes, it can do the tasks from 6 to 8 hours straight.
He stressed that the electric firefighting vehicle is environmentally friendly, does not emit harmful gases, it is easy to operate and does not emit sounds, and it enhances the success of forward-looking and innovative projects in achieving the best response time for Dubai Civil Defense, and serves its directions in protecting lives and property at the level of the emirate of Dubai, with the availability of all data and enablers Which distinguishes it, from constant and direct contact with the operating room through smart and modern technologies and receiving all the readings received from it, in addition to the effective communication technology with the factory for operational aspects.
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