Fire Hovercraft – Fire Fighting Option
Fire Hovercraft, Hov Pod now offers a bespoke fire fighting option to tackle fires around airport perimeter lakes, mudflats, tidal areas or indeed in any areas difficult to access by regular fire truck. Hov Pod Fire Hovercraft option further extends the fire fighting and rescue capabilities of the Carbon Infinity Model presently used for mud and ice rescues.
Thanks to the use of lightweight but exceptionally durable properties of carbon fiber and Kevlar, the new Carbon Infinity Fire hovercraft has a superior payload capability, which enables a crew of 2 plus the addition of the high performance twin discharge pump, foam monitor and 120 Titre foam tank unit.
Quick deployment, Multi-use Fire & Rescue Hovercraft
Fixings for the fire fighting module enable quick deployment, so when not configured for fire fighting applications, the hovercraft can also be retrofitted with the victim carrying stretcher for mud, ice and water rescue situations. Air pumps can be added to help reduce suction during mud rescues.
The Carbon Infinity Fire Hovercraft is easy to operate with minimum operator training required.
Reaching fire victims in an emergency in inaccessible areas
Many locations are inaccessible to regular fire fighting trucks, so the Carbon Infinity can quickly deliver fire fighting equipment to tackle emergencies. Homes and chalets built on stilts are very often in shallow waters or mud so are inaccessible to boats and hard to get to by other means owing to distance from shoreline. Equally homes on small islands in ice seasons are impossible to reach.
How Hovercraft Fire Fighting Works?
The cockpit mounted fire pump draws water from shallow water, lake or puddles in mud flats via a filter (alternatively a suction line from a fire truck based on shore can be run). The foam is discharged to a movable foam monitor nozzle mounted in the cockpit or a hand held foam branch pipe. The system can utilise direct water discharge for cooling or draw foam concentrate from an optional on-board mounted 32 gallon (120 litre) foam tank.
The flat bottom profile of the hovercraft hull provides a stable working platform, and a support gantry allows a single operator to stand up, to direct the foam / water at the fire source.
The Hov Pod Fire Fighting Option can be typical configured with:
◊ 120 litre AFFF foam tank.
◊ 22HP Fire pump with 1 monitor outlet and/or 1 hand line branch pipe outlet.
◊ 200 gallons/min at 100psi up to over 500 gallons/min at 15psi.
◊ Or for Flood Relief 500 gallons/min at 15psi drainage pumping.
Hov Pod are happy to discuss variations and customization to this specification to address your particular requirement.
Hov Pod Fire Hovercraft Rescue Solution
Hov Pod Fire Hovercraft fly over different terrain seamlessly, can land and take off from water. Hov Pod are designed specifically for stability, durability, buoyancy and salt water operation. Hov Pod Fire Hovercraft are engineered to be all terrain workhorses and though they are able carry up 9 people or deliver a 1500 lbs (680Kg) payload, they don't damage the environment or the ecology.
In search and rescue operations, Hov Pod keep first responders above the danger, not in it. Because Hov Pod safely hover 9 inches above any terrain or water, they can get close to victims that a boat or helicopter can't reach.
Hov Pod are safer and more fuel-efficient than boats, they are affordable, easy to purchase, operate, maintain and use.
Don't settle for a hovercraft, own a Hov Pod.