Dubai introduces Middle East’s first electric firefighting truck; Second in the World

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Trainee Reporter
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The electric firefighting vehicle introduced by DCD during the Custom Show Emirates

The General Directorate of Dubai Civil Defense (DCD) has launched the first electric firefighting vehicle of its kind in the Middle East, as well as second in the world.

The vehicle was unveiled at the Custom Show Emirates, which is currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi, Director-General of the Dubai Civil Defence, has stated that the electric firefighting vehicle is 20 percent faster than conventional firefighting vehicles, noting that it is equipped with an LED lighting system.

The vehicle has LED lights and a smart operating system with a 17-inch screen (CAN- BUST) that enables authorities to monitor it remotely. It is connected to the Dubai Civil Defense’s operation room with TELEMATIC, the technology of sending, receiving, and storing information using telecommunication devices to control remote objects, as per the reports.

Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi
Major General Rashid Thani Al Matrooshi
Director General – DCD

“The vehicle’s water tank capacity is 4,000 litres and its foam tank capacity is 400 litres. It is equipped with four high-resolution cameras and can utilize a fast charger located at the firefighting and rescue center, which charges the vehicle by 80 percent within 40 minutes, enabling it to operate from 6 to 8 hours at speeds of up to 100kms/h speed. The water pump in the electric truck is designed with high-power standards Rosenbauer (NH35), and the contraption uses smart applications.”

He further added that the vehicle, which can accommodate six firefighting personnel, can handle all forms of fires and that it is environmentally friendly, produces no hazardous pollution, is simple to run, and is not noisy.

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