The Development and Design of a Prototype Ultra High Pressure P-19 Firefighting Vehicle
Final technical rept. 1 Mar 2005-31 Oct 2006
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL
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The specification for future deployable aircraft rescue fire fighting ARFF vehicles demand a smaller, lighter, and more agile vehicle compared to the capabilities of the currently deployed P-19 fire truck. Through testing in recent years, research has led to revolutionary concepts of fire fighting equipment, technique, and strategy, including Ultra High Pressure UHP and combined agent firefighting using compressed air foam CAF and dry chemical. The latest demonstrator uniquely incorporating both UHP and combined agent firefighting capability is a retrofitted P-19 referred to hereafter as the UHP P-19. Through test and evaluation, both UHP and combined agent firefighting technologies aboard the UHP P-19 have shown consistent improvement over older technologies, paving the way for the ARFF vehicle designs of the future.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
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