“We’re proud that the Oshkosh Striker 8 x 8 was chosen to fill an important role in the Airport’s well established emergency response plans,” said Jeff Resch, Oshkosh Airport Products Group vice president and general manager. “It’s especially gratifying to know that the Calgary Airport Authority sees Oshkosh’s ARFF vehicles as a great option at this busy and progressive airport.”
The Striker ARFF vehicles on duty at Calgary International each feature an 8 x 8 axle configuration with a 950 hp engine, and a twin disc, electronic 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicles also sport Oshkosh TAK-4® all wheel independent suspension on all eight driving wheels and a rear steering system for excellent off-road capabilities and dramatically reduced tire wear. Each vehicle also features a central lubrication system and a winterization package.
The firefighting system includes an Oshkosh roof turret with dual flow rates rated at 625 / 1250 gpm (2366 / 4732 lpm), and an Oshkosh® low attack bumper turret also rated at 625 / 1250 gpm (2366 / 4732 lpm). The water tank capacity is 3,209-gallons (12,150l) and the foam tank carries 446 gallons (1690 l). The single stage fire pump features 1,950-gpm (7,381 lpm) output and pump-and-roll capability. There are pre-connected hoses on both sides of the truck, each with 200 feet (61 meters) of hose and a hand nozzle.
Calgary International Airport is the third busiest and fastest growing airport in Canada. YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, generating over $6 billion per annum in economic activity. Visit www.yyc.com for more information.
Photo caption: Oshkosh Airport Products Group has placed two Oshkosh® Striker® 8 x 8 aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles into service at Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The pair of Oshkosh Striker vehicles will support the airport’s new 14,000-foot (4.2 km) long runway set to open in mid June.
About Oshkosh Airport Products
The Oshkosh Airport Group, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting and snow removal vehicles. Its flagship Striker® Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicle and Oshkosh® H-Series™ snow removal chassis are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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