The General Directorate of the Dubai Civil Defence (DCD), Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi inaugurated the first electric firefighting vehicle of its kind in the Middle East and the second in the world.
The vehicle was introduced during the Custom Show Emirates, which is currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 8th to 10th April, 2021. And, during the course of inauguration ceremony, Major General Major General Al Matrooshi said that the electric firefighting vehicle is 20 percent faster than regular firefighting vehicles, noting that it is equipped with an LED lighting system.
The vehicle is equipped with LED lights and has a smart operating system comprising 17 inches screen (CAN- BUST), which allows the authorities to control it remotely. 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.
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 100kms/h speed. The water pump in the electric truck is designed with high-power standards Rosenbauer (NH35), and the contraption uses smart applications.
The environmentally friendly and easy to operate vehicle has a carrying capacity for six firefighting personnel and it can handle all types of fires.