A perfect symbiosis of contemporary design, functionality and reliability!
The first recently-delivered, state-of-the-art LFB-As for the Stans and Amras volunteer fire brigades were specially designed for fire-fighting and technical activities. A MAN TGM 13.280 4x4 BL and a Mercedes-Benz ATEGO 1629 AF were respectively chosen as the chassis. Both vehicles were manufactured in accordance with the Fire Fighter MOD-Tech design principle successfully employed at EMPL for years. MOD-Tech stands for an independent modular design in which the cab, team space and equipment space construction are assembled completely separate from one another; that means that these vehicles can easily be used in the most challenging of terrain. Fire brigades will especially appreciate the unrestricted torsion freedom and 100% corrosion resistance .
The team cabin developed by EMPL equipped with safety-comfort-breathing protection fixtures with automatic push-button mounting openings and quick-locking systems offer space for 3+4 relief units. Since the cabin was optimised in terms of width, length and height, teams are guaranteed sufficient comfort and quick, safe entry and exit, even with attached breathing protection apparatuses.
The equipment space construction , made from aluminium sandwich panels, is elastically mounted on the chassis with a four-point supported, hot-dip galvanised steel base frame.
Accommodation for the extensive load is housed in seven equipment spaces, four of which are deep-drawn. All equipment spaces feature interior lighting and are sealed with massive, quiet and central-locking EMPL aluminium roller shutters and are dustproof and waterproof (barlock system).
Adjustable interior fixtures include height-adjustable aluminium compartments with both perforated and C-rails. This means that the compartments may also be adjusted for later multifunctional use. Heavy equipment is stored in tried-and-tested EMPL swing-type compartments. This allows for optimal use of the available space and enables equipment to be taken out quite easily, even between equipment spaces.
Both vehicles feature a pneumatically-extendable telescopic light with 4 x 1,000 W electrical swivel and tilt-adjustable flood lights, a comprehensive lighting machine and an EMPL LED 1 rear warning system.
Furthermore, the LFB-A Amras basic equipment is supplemented with a stationary frame jack as well as a high-pressure extinguishing unit (32 l/min. high pressure pump at a maximum of 250 bar).
For firefighting activities, the LFB-A Stans also includes a portable fire pump supported on a rear pneumatic lowering device. The extendable rear anti-slip surfaces include security slots to ensure personnel safety. Additional features include a hose reel for 500 m B-pressure hoses and a hands-free speaking unit between the rear control station reel/driver and a colour rear-view camera together with microphone, LCD flat screen and loudspeaker.
And thanks to a sophisticated construction principle and loading system, both fire engines are true all-rounders for almost all types of activity.
Other examples of EMPL all-wheel drive fire engines are the six rescue vehicles recently delivered to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, the tank fire-fighting vehicle with a 1,500-litre water tank for the Ötzerau volunteer fire brigade and the small fire-fighting vehicle for the Ginzling volunteer fire brigade.