A 70-metre aerial platform for the Hamburg fire brigade9 November, 2022
Bronto Skylift and the ministry of Home Affairs in the city of Hamburg, Germany, have signed an agreement regarding a delivery of a 70-metre F70RPX aerial rescue platform for the Hamburg fire brigade. The F70RPX combines the ability to reach up to high-rise buildings in the Hamburg skyline with the versatility of reaching up-and-over obstacles, like roofs and parapet walls. The spacious rescue cage allows space and capacity for the fire crew, paramedics and the needed gear in various firefighting scenarios.
Hamburg’s new F70RPX will be the highest aerial platform in Germany for city fire brigades with a maximum working height of 70 metres, maximum outreach of 32,8 metres, up-and-over capacity of 10,5 metres and maximum cage load of 500 kg. The unit is equipped with a 3800 lpm water monitor and, in addition to other options, a stretcher carrier in the rescue cage, a camera system near each outrigger with cabin display to see jacking width and an intelligent rescue lifting system at the end of the main boom. The maximum load and boom positioning when using the intelligent lifting eye is controlled by the Bronto+ control system at all times for maximum safety.
The aerial will be mounted on a Scania P500 B10X4*6NA chassis, giving it a total length of 12,5 metres and weight of around 36 (metric) tons. The unit is expected to be delivered in the autumn of 2023.
A group of firefighters from the Hamburg fire brigade will be trained to safely operate the unit in a training program conducted by a Bronto Skylift’s instructor upon the delivery of the unit. The new F70RPX aerial platform will enable the firefighters to perform in challenging, high-rise rescue and firefighting operations where aerial versatility is key.