The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has commissioned ten brand new, high capacity firefighting vehicles to improve safety of flight operations at the nation’s airports.
The Lion Volkan 6×6 Brand, Major Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles (MFFV), which carries 14,000 litres of water, 1,700 litres of foam, 250kg powder capacity each, and monitors the discharge rate of between 6,000 litres to 10,000 litres per minute would be deployed. to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
With an acceleration rate of 0-80km per hour in 30 seconds, each of the truck possesses limitless capacity to discharge while in motion, to ensure the vehicles are not only used as specified by the manufacturers but also maintained accordingly. He also said that eight new water tankers for continuous agent applications, eleven ambulances,
Finally, Captain Yadudu while promising that the Authority would continue to prioritize safety and security at the nation’s airports, charged the Air Rescue and Fire Fighting Department to make the best use of the newly commissioned equipment.