March 22nd, 2016  AARF 2 Delivery

To: 

All Media, Fire Personnel 

 Contact:   

 Tyler Townsend, Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133

 Subject:

Delivery of New ARFF Unit 

 

Media is Invited to Join Us on Thursday March 24th at 9:00 AM
for the Official Delivery of ARFF 2, our Newest Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Unit.

The presentation will be at KCFD Fire Station 62 at Meadows Field Airport. Please arrive by 8:45 AM at the the end of Sunnyside Court to be escorted in.

 

                       

ARFF 2 began it’s life at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. KCFD purchased the 2007 Oshkosh “Striker 4500” in 2015. ARFF 2 carries 4,500 gallons of water, 630 gallons of firefighting foam, and 500 pounds of Purple K dry chemical extinguishing agent. ARFF 2 is equipped with a 65’ Snozzle with a penetrating nozzle and infrared camera. ARFF 2 weighs 124,000 pounds and has a 950 horsepower diesel engine capable of speeds greater than 70 mph. ARFF 2 currently has 22,000 miles on the odometer and was purchased at a cost of $610,000. Similarly equipped new models are priced beyond $1.8 million. In 2015, Fire Station 62 responded to 81 emergency calls for service. The station is staffed 24-7 with a Fire Captain and Fire Engineer. ARFF 1 and ARFF 2 respond together to aircraft emergencies that occur at Meadows Field Airport. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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