New Fire Truck Arrives at Sky Harbor
Safety and security are top priorities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and recently, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and the Phoenix Fire Department took delivery of a new fire truck at Fire Station 29. The new truck is a 4,500 gallon 8 x 8 Oshkosh foam truck which specializes in aircraft rescue and fire fighting.
With changes in the technology of the trucks over the years, Fire Deputy Chief Elizabeth Hendel said it is important to remain up-to-date. “We are keeping up with latest technology in Aircraft Rescue and we are here for the safety of our travelers,” she said.
The truck was purchased from money that comes from the 9-11 security fee on airline tickets and is the first of three trucks that will be arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor in the coming years to replace an aging fleet.
The Phoenix Fire Department has two fire stations that serve Phoenix Sky Harbor. The on-airport locations are important in the event of an aircraft emergency or fire at the facility, but firefighters provide a number of other services at Sky Harbor, such as responding to medical calls and providing training on CPR and proper use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). More than 2,000 Airport employees and volunteer Navigators have received the training. This training has led to 30 AED saves at Phoenix Sky Harbor. To read about the latest AED save, click here.
First posted: 8/25/2011