Municipalities in the Eastern Libyan Region receive ROSENBAUER Fire Fighting Vehicles under the NOC Sustainable Development Program

The National Oil Corporation contributes to raising the capabilities of firefighters in a number of Libyan municipalities.

Under the umbrella of sustainable development programs at the National Oil Corporation, the activities of the training course in the field of firefighting were launched on Sunday, May 22, 2022, in cooperation with Rosenbauer and Mercanta.

The training course targeted 6 municipalities (Benghazi, Ajdabiya, Awjila, Kufra, Tazerboa and Ubari) who had previously received a number of fire engines as part of sustainable development projects.

This course aims to contribute to the professional development and skills development of the participants in the firefighting operations in the strategic control of accidents and firefighting in case of emergency to raise the efficiency and capabilities of the human element.

More than 80 firefighters and vehicle drivers participate in this course that lasts for 4 weeks, under the supervision of an expert trainer.

The opening ceremony of the training course was attended by Brigadier Abdulaziz Al-Arfi, director of the branch of the National Safety Authority, Eastern region, and he thankfully presented a shield of honour to the chairman of the board of directors of the NOC, Mr. Mustafa Sanalla. Special thanks were extended to Mr. Mohammed Al-Jahani and Mr. Haitham Al-Manquoush.

The Arabian Gulf Oil Company AGOCO was also involved in this project and were represented by Mr. Basheer Rashwan (Training Program Manager) and Mr. Hassan Elagouri (Safety Manager).

Mr. Bojan Mirkov, Service Engineer of ROSENBAUER-MERCANTA performed the training course.

The focus of the extensive training program was to fully exploit the capabilities of the modern ROSENBAUER Tank Fire Trucks TLF 5000 which are mounted on a MAN all-wheel drive chassis with a crew cabin for 6 firemen. The vehicle carries 4.500 l water plus 500 l of foam concentrate and is equipped with a combined normal/high-pressure pump NH35. The roof turret is remote controlled from inside the cabin and allows for combatting larger fires from a safe distance.

The vehicles are fully equipped with ancillary equipment and for the enhanced “top to toe” safety of the Firemen up-to-date ROSENBAUER Personal Protection Equipment has been delivered as well: helmets “Heros-Titan”, turnout-suits “FireMax 3”, slip-on boots “Austria” and gloves “SafeGrip 3”.

Rosenbauer Representation in Libya

INTERSCHUTZ 2022: June 20 - 25, Hanover

New date for INTERSCHUTZ: June 2022

Verschiebung der INTERSCHUTZ auf 14.-19. Juni 2021
The dates for INTERSCHUTZ have been changed, with the event now taking place from 20 to 25 June 2022. The decision to reschedule the world's leading trade fair fire, rescue, civil protection and safety/security was taken by Deutsche Messe after a process of thorough deliberation and intensive discussion with key market players.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis still has a firm grip on all of us and does not yet allow us to hold trade fairs and major events safely at the present time. However, the safety and health of people is of course our top priority as a system provider in fire and disaster control. We are therefore in favor of postponing INTERSCHUTZ until 2022, because we all want nothing more than an INTERSCHUTZ as we know it: an unforgettable trade show experience and a meeting place for fire departments from all over the world, without compromising on the safety of our customers, visitors and guests.

Rosenbauer RT honored with the Red Dot Design Award

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Rosenbauer RT honored with the Red Dot Design Award

Rosenbauer's RT (Revolutionary Technology) is one of the resounding winners of the Red Dot Design Award 2021. The technologically pioneering firefighting vehicle was recognized for its outstanding design and now bears one of the most prestigious international design labels, just like Rosenbauer's PANTHER ARFF vehicle or L32 aerial ladder.

Form follows function
The RT is the world's first firefighting vehicle with electric drive. The topic of E mobility played an important, but not the decisive role, in the development. "Instead, the elimination of the mechanical power train gave us the opportunity to realize a vehicle architecture that could be thought out exclusively from the function," says Michael Kaiser, Head of Global Product Management, Innovation & Marketing. "We have completely abandoned the classic design of firefighting vehicles and have consistently subordinated the entire vehicle to this functional focus. Seen in this light, the RT is not a further development, not a new generation of an existing vehicle type or model range, but provides an independent and trend-setting answer to the question of what the firefighting vehicle of the future will look like," says Kaiser.

From a single mold
The RT is first and foremost a vehicle from a single mold, not a hybrid of base chassis and bodywork, connected by a frame construction. This keeps its dimensions very compact (7,200 x 2,350 mm with a 3,800 mm wheelbase) and has allowed the silhouette to be "streamlined," giving it its futuristic look. The great design line is emphasized by the innovative scene lighting made of high-performance LED strips integrated into the roof gallery. The shapely cab superstructure with new, angular rotating beacons and the corresponding rear closing also underscore the forward-looking design approach of the RT, as does the substitution of the rearview mirrors with modern cameras (optional).

Designed for ergonomics
Compared to today's comparable firefighting vehicles of the 18 t class, the RT is significantly lower and narrower, but offers an undiminished amount of space for crew and firefighting equipment. The entire vehicle architecture is designed with ergonomics in mind. This means that the crew cab can be entered safely without climbing stairs and also while walking, because the RT can be lowered to approx. 260 mm above ground level at the operation site. In addition, the loading height is reduced when the vehicle is lowered, so that all the equipment carried in the vehicle can be removed from the ground and stored again with a safe footing.

A look into the crew cab reveals the next major difference to the previous design. The driver's cab and crew cab are no longer separated by a "wall," but instead form a functional unit, which does more than just transport the crew. It becomes a mobile command center where operational meetings can be held in a quiet atmosphere, protected from wind and weather. Part of the crew sits on the sides of the vehicle facing each other, while the driver and front passenger can turn their seats inwards, enabling interaction and communication never before seen in an emergency vehicle.

Digital workspace
With the RT, the digitalization of firefighting operation is also gaining momentum. This is evident from the 17" touch display alone, which is installed centrally in the cockpit and can be used to control practically all of the vehicle's functions, from the lighting and the warning devices to the pump. A secure Wi-Fi, which the RT sets up itself and can be used for wireless control of robots, drones, and other firefighting equipment, ensures networking at the operation site.

Maneuverable and quite nimble
The compact design gives the RT a high degree of maneuverability, while the electric drive gives it an agility previously unknown in municipal firefighting vehicles. Two electric motors generate a system output of 360 kW (490 HP) and up to 50,000 Nm cumulatively at all wheels. A two-speed gearbox ensures that the full torque is available even when starting off on steep terrain. Thanks to its low center of gravity - the 550 kg traction battery is installed in a core tube frame between the axles - the RT exhibits very stable handling even when cornering rapidly and off-road. The specially developed independent suspension enables a significantly greater steering angle and smaller turning radius than conventional all-wheel-drive vehicles. And with the switchable rear axle steering, the RT can be maneuvered with so-called crab steering even in the tightest of spaces.

From Rosenbauer's point of view, the RT marks the beginning of a new era in firefighting vehicles. It combines everything that will be important in the firefighting operations of the future: a highly ergonomic vehicle architecture, a future-proof drive, an innovative operating concept, and comprehensive connectivity.

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