The turnover schedule was made after DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno and BFP OIC Chief Supt. Bobby Baruelo visited the headquarters and factory of Rosenbauer International AG in Austria and inspected the prototype firefighting vehicle.
“The first batch of deliveries is expected in March 2017,” the DFA stated.
During the inspection, Sueno expressed satisfaction with the quality of Rosenbauer firefighting vehicles.
He is also eyeing a possibility to acquire another firefighting vehicles to supply some 300 towns that currently do not have firefighting vehicles, the DFA bared.
The DILG-BFP Capacity Building Program is funded by the Austrian government through a mixed grant-loan package with Rosenbauer International AG as the contracted supplier.
Rosenbauer is the world’s largest manufacturer of firefighting vehicles, exporting more than strong vehicle manufacturing countries such as the United States and Germany.
The procurement is under Phase II of an Austrian-Assisted BFP Capability Building Project through an Official Development Assistance with a grant element of 76 percent.
The Rosenbauer TLF 4000 fire trucks to be purchased under the contract boast of improved features.
Considered as one of the finest and top-of-the line brand of fire trucks that can respond to fire incidents in high rise buildings, this firetruck model has a water cannon that can reach at least 62 meters distance horizontally and 24 meters vertically.
It has a higher water pump discharge capacity of 2,400 liters per minute with higher engine power that can fully navigate even highly inclined areas with its 240-horsepower engine.
Under the contract, each unit of the firefighting vehicle includes one set of firefighting and rescue equipment, one set of spareparts and comes with a training program for the buyer’s operators and technicians upon delivery.
The units also passed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ standards for the equipment of Euro 4 engines and Euro 4 emission standards.
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