Oregon’s Redmond Municipal Airport has become the launch customer of Oshkosh Airport Product Group’s new Striker 3000 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle.
The US airport, which is also known locally as Roberts Field, will receive delivery of the new machine in the next few weeks.
“The first sale of the all new Striker is an important milestone for the entire Airport Products Group as we transition the vehicle from a working prototype, recently unveiled, to a production model for Redmond Fire and Rescue,” says Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group general manager.
“I first saw the new Striker, in person, at the ARFF Working Group meeting last fall in Phoenix, where I rode in and climbed all over the prototype vehicle and could immediately tell that Oshkosh went to a great deal of effort to upgrade what was already an excellent vehicle,” enthuses Dave Pickhardt, Redmond Fire and Rescue Department’s deputy fire chief.
“Our entire fire and rescue team is very thankful for the tremendous support we’ve received from the Redmond Airport, and especially from airport manager Carrie Novick, who secured the funding to make this possible.”
Redmond Municipal Airport is owned and operated by the City of Redmond for the tri-county area. It is the fourth largest commercial service airport in the state, serving all of Central Oregon.