Piercing an Aircraft Fuselage
Passenger Aircraft: A high reach extendable turret has the ability to pierce a passenger aircraft fuselage and spray suppressing agent to knock down the fire and lower the interior temperature to reduce the risk of a flash over. Flash points are a huge threat, especially for the first entry responder. Using an HRET significantly reduces this risk prior to first entry.
Cargo Aircraft: Having a penetrating tip extension, such as the one that can be added to the Snozzle, allows you to reach the source of the fire in a cargo container, penetrate the fuselage, and continue to infiltrate to the cargo container and discharge agent.
An HRET also provides firefighters with the ability to pierce a wide array of materials encountered on or in an aircraft including new materials such as carbon fiber laminates. Proportional hydraulic control for the hydraulic cylinder on the Snozzle allows firefighters to easily pierce through the aforementioned modern aircraft materials.
Ability to Use Water and Secondary Agent in Places Where You Normally Couldn’t
High Attack: Positioning an HRET in the high attack position allows you to discharge from a safe standoff distance away from the fire. Instead of having to discharge a water stream upwards at the fire, you can raise the HRET in order to discharge water at the same level.
Low Attack: An HRET deployed in the low attack position can easily reach and extinguish common landing gear fires. If your ARFF unit is positioned over a gulley or embankment of any sorts, the high reach extendable turret can stretch below the height of the vehicle in order to spray water or secondary agent up into the engine or another area on the bottom of an aircraft.