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Striking ambition: Oshkosh eyes increased international impact

Rolled out in 2009, the second-generation vehicle is commonly referred to as Global Striker. Jeff Resch, vice president and general manager of Oshkosh Airport Products for the past two years, told Jane’s that “we wanted to make the second version of Striker a global
product that is accepted everywhere, including Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Disaster Preparedness: Ready for anything

Airport fire rescue vehicles are markedly different in design and capabilities to those used in towns and cities across the world, and they have to cope with aviation's demands.  Fire vehicles in an urban environment are faced with combustible situations less often than we may think.  The profile of the municipal fire engine is approximately 80% technical rescue, road accident intervention, storms, floods, and cats up trees, with only the remaining 20% dedicated to fire fighting.  Exactly the opposite is true of such vehicles at airports.

Proactive de-icing and snow clearing: A priority for temperate climates

Most of Western Europe is situated in a temperate climate zone where winters are usually mild, and snow and ice make only brief disruptive incursions into the year.  In other regions, such as parts of continental North America and Asia, one knows the snow, almost to the week, when sub-zero temperatures are coming and how long they'll last.

Striker vehicles protect the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Alaska usually conjures up thoughts of glaciers, steep mountains and extremely cold weather. But perhaps it's best known for size. Alaska is enormous; it’s so big that it has its own time zone. It’s only fitting, then, that the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska operates a fleet of six of the largest Oshkosh Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.

Airport International Ready to Strike

A year after taking delivery of two Oshkosh Striker 3000 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles, Station 16 firefighters at California’s Long each Airport are pleased with their performance. The vehicles’ capabilities and specifications allow them to comfortably meet the requirements that go with the airport’s Index C ARFF rating.

The airport’s Station 16, one of 23 fire stations owned and operated by the city of Long Beach, acquired the two Strikers after a competitive bidding process in which Oshkosh submitted the winning, and lowest bid. It met the FAA’s Advisory Circular 150/5220-10C Guide Specification or Water/Foam Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles, a stipulation the FAA makes for airports that want to qualify for Federal grant-in-aid assistance. “The Strikers clearly have greatly enhanced our response capabilities, particularly in low-visibility conditions, or when response is required to any off-pavement incident. The off-road capabilities of the vehicles are amazing,” says Assistant Airport Manager Christine Edwards.

Aviation Fire Journal Oshkosh Stinger

Oshkosh® Stinger Q4™ RIV
These days, the goal of doing more with less is a necessity everywhere, including at airports worldwide. With the introduction of its Stinger Q4™ rapid intervention vehicle (RIV), Oshkosh is excited to bring aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) professionals a vehicle that meets this important objective. With the debut of the Stinger Q4, Oshkosh, manufacturer of the Striker® vehicle, expands its lineup of high performance aircraft rescue and firefighting trucks. The new product was developed jointly by the engineering and product development teams of Oshkosh Airport and Municipal Products Group, and Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. Both companies are part of Oshkosh Corporation. The Stinger Q4 RIV is designed to better enable airports to respond to a variety of aircraft rescue, firefighting, and emergency response situations

International Airport Review DFW ARFF

‘World Class Emergency Services at a World Class Airport’
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport is known as the economic engine for North Texas. It is strategically located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth and serves as the gateway to air travel around the world. At over 18,000 acres and with seven runways, DFW continues to be one of the busiest airports in the world. Airfield operations and a growing market demand for commercial development are forming the big airport into what is becoming known as an ‘Airport City.’ As with any city, public safety is of the utmost importance in protecting the travelling public and the many tenants who call DFW their home. World-class airports need world-class emergency services and DFW is no exception. The Department of Public Safety at DFW operates out of five stations, with the potential to add two more in the near future due to the introduction of natural gas exploration/production and commercial land development.

Janes Airport Oshkosh Atlanta Feature

Atlanta ups fire rating
Oshkosh is helping Atlanta to achieve Category 10 fire-fighting status Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport recently placed an order with US fire-tender manufacturer Oshkosh for 10 of its Striker ARFF trucks. The contract will allow Hartsfield to renew its existing fleet of vehicles, which date back to 1996. According to Fire Chief Harold Miller, the airport's policy is to replace ARFF trucks after 10-12 years of frontline service, essentially because the older they become, the more expensive they are to maintain.

Oshkosh Striker Stinger

Strike it in safety
The Oshkosh Striker has gained almost iconic status in airport emergency response history, but apart from its famous angular appearance and its sheer firefighting power, a lot of thinking has gone into firefighter safety. Steve Karlin, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Airport Products Group for Oshkosh Corporation, explains that there is a long list of chassis, body and fire fighting systems options for clients that wish to tailor the Striker to their own requirements. “One of the limits, however, is that contradictions may exist between what customers believe they need and what industry and government regulation requirements demand. We have to make sure that the client’s needs fit within the standards that we all have to meet.”

Popular Mechanics Oshkosh Striker 4500

“Sure, they look glamorous,” says Portland, Ore., airport firefighter Pete Hallenius as his department’s new “Slime Lime” Oshkosh Striker 4500 emerges from the fire station, “until you have to wash them.” The $1 million Striker 4500 is the airport’s newest firefighting vehicle—a 58-ton colossus that can cross tarmacs at 70 mph to reach a burning aircraft and can fight that fire longer than any other Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting apparatus. “We always know where we’re going,” firefighter Ken Edwards says as he moves into the center driver’s seat. “Each of the trucks has its assigned spot if there’s a crash. We don’t leave anything to chance.” I take a seat to Edwards’s right, feeling the breathing apparatus in the backrest on my spine—it’s there for a real firefighter in a real emergency, not for me. When Edwards fires up the Striker, the sound of the 950-hp diesel is muted; it rides back behind the 4500-gal water tank. On the roof is a high-reach turret for spraying a fire from at least 230 ft away.

Strikers at Abu Dhabi Airport

Setting high standards for ARFF vehicles - Oshkosh
Vital to international trade for centuries, the Middle East is now, more than ever, the crossroads of the world. And Oshkosh Corporation with its Striker® vehicle is meeting the aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) needs of this dynamic region by producing one of the most responsive and powerful ARFF vehicles on the planet. Al Maktoum International, which is part of the wider Dubai World Central, a multi-phase urban aviation community development, is at the absolute heart of the dynamic new Mideast region. The airport hosts 170 shipping lines and 100 airlines in an ambitious residential, commercial and logistics complex. Every year, 12 million tons of cargo will pass through and 120 million passengers will touch down. The company recently delivered four