San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has taken delivery of two Oshkosh Striker 4500 aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, with a third expected to enter into service later this month.
“As SFO awaits the arrival of the A380, we needed to complement our ARFF fleet to address the emergency response requirements of larger aircraft,” says David Sullivan, assistant deputy chief for the San Francisco Fire Department at San Francisco International Airport.
“The increased water capacity, triple agent capability and 65-foot high reach extendable turrets on the new vehicles help address those needs.”
The Striker 4500 model boasts a 4,500-gallon water capacity, 630-gallon foam capacity, roof turret and six under truck nozzles. The San Francisco Striker vehicles also feature a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) system, low attack bumper turret, rear axle steering and a 65-foot high reach extendable turret with a piercing tip.
“It is very gratifying to see a prominent airport like SFO transition its frontline ARFF fleet to the Oshkosh Striker and our largest model – the 4500,” says Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Corporation Airport Products vice president and general manager.