Lightweight Fire Fighting Module Evaluation.
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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An operational test and evaluation was conducted on a lightweight, modularized 2000 gpm, self-contained, gas turbine driven fire fighting pump. The NASAU.S. Coast Guard jointly developed firefighting module is intended to remain in long term unattended, unprotected storage ready for immediate deployment to a fire scene over the road by trailer, by helicopter or on board Coast Guard vessels. It could be used for fighting fires in and around the waterfront, on ships at sea or in port and on offshore structures. Following performance, endurance and shock tests, it was operated on board a 32 foot ports and waterways boat, and an 82 foot patrol boat. Air Transportability was evaluated with an HH-3 helicopter. It was concluded that the module in its present configuration is not suitable for Coast Guard servicewide use. Author
- Safety Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods