Bristol demonstrates new firefighting solution in Sharjah

bristol fireBristol_FL60XR Bronto Skylift. (Image source: Bristol)Bristol Fire Engineering, Abu Dhabi-based firefighting solutions provider, has showcased the latest technology in aerial hydraulic platforms through live demonstrations organised for senior civil defence and government officials

Capable of extending to up to 60 metres, the Bronto Skylift has been designed to address the increasing need for Civil Defence teams to access greater heights and tackle blazes in residential, office and hotel skyscrapers across the UAE.

Delegations from the Ministry of Interior and Civil Defence departments were shown the extensive capabilities of the new ‘FL60XR Bronto Skylift,’ with its new control system generation (B+5), at a series of events held at the Muweilah fire station in Sharjah.

A truck-mounted platform system, the FL60XR has been adopted by Civil Defence departments across Europe. Its telescopic hydraulic design, complete with a turntable ladder, aims to allow operating crews to perform their duties with unrivalled versatility and usability.

"The new version of Bronto’s aerial platform system has a horizontal outreach of 31.5 metres with a maximum rescue cage load of 500kg. The transportation length is less than 12 metres, which meets general international regulations,” said Bristol.

Commenting on the firefighting solution, Mahmoud Awad, managing director of Bristol, said, “The live demonstrations of the FL60XR Bronto Skylift, allowed Bristol to build on its important relationship with officials from the Ministry of Interior, and further reinforce our commitment to providing firefighters with the latest equipment to protect residents and properties across the UAE.”

Bristol will provide fabrication expertise and after-sale care for the FL60XR Bronto Skylift system at its Abu Dhabi service centre and manufacturing facility, which currently serves Civil Defence and Police teams, as well as the oil and gas sector, rescue operations and utility companies.

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