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Concept Fire Truck
Rosenbauer presents a concept study for the fire truck of the future (with photo)

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- A multifunctional basic concept for universal applicability
- A new type of vehicle architecture offers optimized ergonomics
- An alternative drive concept results in low emission and noise Levels

During its 150th birthday celebrations, Rosenbauer presented a concept study
with which the Austrian fire service supplier was again able to underline its
claim to technological leadership. The Concept Fire Truck (CFT) provides a
foretaste of the fire truck of tomorrow, Rosenbauer's development engineers
having focused on the vehicle architecture that emerges during the design
process when a systematic and uncompromising emphasis is placed on the demands
that the fire services will face in years to come.     

Form follows function
The result is an extremely compact and maneuverable emergency vehicle with a
highly functional design, which above all sets new ergonomic benchmarks. This is
a vehicle that can be easily and safely operated from ground level, and no
longer requires firefighters to "climb" into the cabin. Indeed, this is truck
that is more reminiscent of a command center than a crew transporter. Moreover,
it is a vehicle which when on the move and in operation is extremely efficient
and only produces very limited exhaust and noise emissions.    

The Concept Fire Truck constitutes a multipurpose emergency vehicle in every
regard. There is room in its optimized spatial concept for the complete range of
equipment that the fire services require for their various operations. It is a
firefighting vehicle with a pump and tank on board, a rescue with hydraulic
recovery equipment in the equipment compartments, a universal fire truck that
can store a vast quantity of special equipment in its rear section and a
ambulance, which with just a few simple adjustments can be so converted as to
allow the provision of initial medical treatment to injured persons and their
subsequent transport in a lying position.        

Initial answers
Current social and technical changes, such as shifts in demographic structure,
digitalization, etc. will also have an impact on fire service organization and
technology. Accordingly, with its Concept Fire Truck Rosenbauer seeks to provide
an initial response to some of the questions relating to the day after tomorrow.

What must fire service technology look like when ever-fewer firefighters are
available during the day, a growing number of women and older persons will be
active in the emergency services, and with increasing frequency, professional
fire fighters will require the assistance of volunteers? Nothing will change
with respect to the need for robustness, freedom from defects and reliability,
but as far as handling is concerned, all the user groups must be better served. 

How must a fire truck be designed in order to allow even more universal
deployment? Fire service operational statistics show a clear trend, as
especially in conurbations and urban areas, units are increasingly involved with
technical and rescue emergencies, while the numbers of firefighting responses
remains relatively stable. Vehicles with a multifunctional range of equipment
already represent the answer to these diverse challenges, but in the future this
multiplicity will have to apply not only to the equipment payload, but also the
entire vehicle.    

And how can stricter exhaust gas regulations and the social demand for reduced
pollutant and noise emissions be taken into practical account in a fire truck?
This question leads inevitably to reflections upon the subject of alternative
drive concepts. 

A completely new philosophy

It was the innumerable theoretical considerations of this type that in the final
analysis prompted Rosenbauer's development engineers to adopt a new and
untrodden path for the Concept Fire Truck study. Consequently, the chassis,
driver's cab and superstructure (with or without an integrated crew cabin)
constitute a single unit. This provides decisive advantages with regard to
vehicle dynamics and stability, as well as a low height in tandem with improved
use of space and greater crew protection. The crew and driver cabins are merged
to form a barrier-free compartment, which can be modified for every operation.  

The Concept Fire Truck is therefore not a further development, but instead
embodies a completely new approach. It is a design study that focuses on the
claim to provide the functions necessary in the fire service field, while being
more ergonomic, universal and environmentally-friendly than anything previously
seen in the fire industry.
Pictures with Announcement:

Further inquiry note:
Rosenbauer International AG
Mag. Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568

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Pictures with Announcement:

company:     Rosenbauer International AG
             Paschingerstrasse 90
             A-4060 Leonding
phone:       +43(0)732 6794 568
FAX:         +43(0)732 6794 89
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000922554
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, Stuttgart, official market: Wien 
language:   English

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