The province of Cadiz has just received six new fire fighting vehicles as part of the agreement with the Andalusian company Surtruck to renew the fleet. As explained by the commercial director of Fire Fighting Vehicles, Manuel Santana, “with these units there are now 18 Light Urban Pumps (BUL) that have become part of the fleet of the Cadiz Consortium. There are five more units left, within the signed contract, which are already being manufactured in our facilities and will be delivered at the beginning of October”.
The ceremony of delivery of the vehicles was attended by the president of the Consortium of Firefighters of the Province, Francisco Vaca; the president of the Provincial Council of Cadiz and mayor of San Roque, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix and members of the institutions of the region along with representatives of the security forces of the town and the Consortium of Firefighters of Cadiz.
During the ceremony, it was highlighted that the vehicles meet the technical specifications required by the Firefighters Consortium, such as their smaller dimensions, the versatility they offer in urban areas thanks to their maneuvering capacity; the 360-degree recording vision system, as well as a tank that stores 1. The BUL has a particularly reduced width of two meters and operates with a turning radius of 5.2 meters between curbs; its design allows intervention with less noise and vibrations, thus facilitating communication between professionals, among other aspects. A model prepared to be effective in urban areas in fire fighting, rescue at heights or bailing, even in narrow streets, as highlighted by the representatives of the consortium and the Provincial Council. The fact that the vehicles are equipped with hand tools, extinguishing, lighting and electrical material, semi-automatic defibrillator or personal protection equipment, among other useful items, was also highlighted. Finally, the record of the BUL was highlighted: being the first vehicle that has managed to access the historic center of Arcos.