Terberg DTS to launch compact aircraft incident response vehicle

Published:  21 July, 2016

Terberg DTS’s fire and rescue division will launch the latest model in its TACR compact aircraft vehicle range, the TACR4 at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham (UK) 20-21 September.

The new multi-role TACR4 is built on the Mercedes Sprinter 6x6 chassis which is supplied by Rossett Mercedes in partnership with Oberaigner Automotive in Austria.  The 6x6 is fitted with a selectable low range transmission and independent axle differential locks ensuring a very high level of off-road mobility. The vehicle’s multi-role capability enables the units to be used not only in an airport environment but also in the local authority, industrial and military market sectors.

Alisdair Couper, managing director of Terberg DTS UK explained: ‘With its high level of mobility, effectiveness and supportability, the unit can be reconfigured very quickly to suit various incident types for example from wildfire applications in summer seasons to flooding or technical rescue applications.’

The TACR4 can carry 1,400 litres of water, 80 litres of foam and is fitted with the Hale HPX pump producing over 900 litres per minute output. The vehicle has a pump and roll capability which allows the front mounted monitor to be controlled from inside the crew cab whilst the vehicle is in motion making it ideal for airport firefighting and also wildfire applications. The vehicle carries a wide selection of equipment with the option for it to be configured to the customer’s final requirements. 

‘This is an exciting development for us, the small TACR3 for category 2 airfields has been very successful and the introduction of the new TACR4 for category 3 airfields and other scenarios highlights our continued investment in the specialist vehicle sector.’

Alisdair explained: ‘TACR4 will make its world debut at this year’s Emergency Services Show in September and will be available for demonstrations exclusively through Terberg Fire & Rescue here in the UK.’

Alongside the TACR4 will be the latest TELSTAR (Terberg Emergency Lifesaving Support Tactical Ancillary Rescue) fire vehicle, which made its first appearance at last year’s ESS. This fire vehicle has been designed to provide both fire service and first co-response ambulance support. Telstar response to the increasing number of both combined fire and ambulance response.

Completing the Terberg display at ESS 2016 will be a display of new fire support products from brands supplied through the company’s Fire and Rescue Division, including the Task Force Tips Impulse branch with a trigger valve system, new battery powered PPV fans from Leader, as well as new FLIR thermal imaging cameras.

Alisdair Couper concluded: ‘ESS is an exciting event for Terberg as it provides visitors to our stands with an opportunity to see the latest innovative developments for their operations.’ 

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