03/22/15 266 W, 6 I - + 6 - 4 Brush Truck and Foam Trailer Added at Airport

Learned of a couple new pieces of airport fire equipment yesterday, while attending the tri-annual Sky Drill at the airport. Raleigh-Durham International Airport  Emergency Services department added a brush truck and a foam trailer last year. (Mr. Blogger clearly being behind the times.)

CFR 12 is a 2015 Ford F-350 with a UPF Defender skid unit, 300 gallon water tank and 10 gallon foam cell. Don't know pump capacity. No roof lights or lettering. The truck is also used as a service truck, for utility purposes, and pulls the foam trailer. It's added on calls as needed, and can answer parking deck calls when CFR 1 is unavailable.

The trailer was built by Combat Support Products, which located right here in Wake County. Just down the road in Fuquay-Varina, in fact. That's their FoamChariot III model. Equipped with three foam totes and a high-capacity water/foam deluge gun. The trailer can be used as a simple resupply unit, for the crash trucks on or off airport property. It can also respond as mutual aid for offsite incidents. We'll see if we can get exact specs.

Note that both Apex and Raleigh have purchased similar trailers in recent years. See prior postings about Apex and Raleigh's foam trailers.

The full roster of airport apparatus currently includes:

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