Two small vehicles, designed and manufactured by Surtruck, have started operating in the narrow streets of Albaicín (Granada).
They are the only ones of their size that meet the EN-1846 standard specified for Fire Vehicles and Category 1 (Urban) Class L (Light) Auxiliary Vehicles.
The new BUL (Light Urban Pump) are designed to be able to access through the narrowest streets to ensure a quality and immediate response. They have a total length of 4,900 mm., with a cab of 1695 mm. wide, a maximum tonnage of 6000 kg and top speeds of 130 km/h., plus a turning radius not exceeding 5 m.
Among its technical characteristics, its water tank accepts a volume of 1000 l., with combined pressure pump of 1000 lts/min., 10 bar in low pressure and 250 lts/min at 40 bar in high pressure. It also highlights a novel system of 360o viewing and recording cameras, a retractable lighting mast on the roof of the cab, a folding stair carrier, and all equipment in extinguishing material and rescue material.
In terms of safety, its rollover angle exceeds 32 degrees of inclination (laboratory tested).
After three years of research, the company Surtruck has made a great leap forward in the evolution of the design and manufacture of its fire vehicles. The new product is heir to the Fast Five, another small vehicle whose first versions have been in These for almost three years; in total there are four units operating on the streets of the Hispanic capital. During all this time, the specialized firefighters of the City of Seville have tested the design and operation of these vehicles, which has allowed Surtruck to know the needs and demands of the professionals of the fire service, and of this way to create a product that today is a unique model in Spain. In this process of innovation, the BUL Cabina simple was created, narrower than the Fast Five, and which has been operating for a year in the Town Hall of Barbate (Cadiz).
The new vehicles of the Granada Fire Consortium were presented on September 5th at the Mirador de San Nicolás, in the Albaicín, in an event with the first vice-president of the Diputación, Pedro Fernández, the Deputy for Employment and Sustainable Development, Ana Muñoz, the Councilor of Citizen Security of Granada, César Díaz, and the provincial deputy, Fernando Pérez, in addition to several councillors and those responsible for the emergency services of the province.