crash truck


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crash truck

n.
1. A truck designed and equipped to rescue victims of an air crash. Also called crash tender, crash wagon.
2. A truck designed to absorb the impact of a vehicle colliding with it from behind, used in road construction to protect the crew from being struck by passing traffic.
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CAT5 Set 4 Equipment P-22/24 Structural Pumper P-22/24 Structural Pumper or 75' Quint P-23 Crash truck (3,000 US gallons) P-23 Crash truck (3,000 US gallons) P-19 Crash truck (1,500 US gallons) P-30 Rescue vehicle P18/26 Water tanker P-XX Rapid intervention vehicle (500 US gallons) P-31 Hazmat vehicle Cobra 2 Specifications Chassis: 6x6 Amdac Carmichael-built chassis Engine: Caterpillar C18 Euro 3 standard emission Transmission: Allison HD4 800 7-speed automatic producing 700bhp.
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks what happened.
After arriving on the scene and witnessing the intensity of the fire, the county fire units radioed the BWI Fire and Rescue Department to request use of its crash truck, which is equipped with foam.
The airport's crash truck crew and Los Angeles County firefighters fought the flames.
As they continue to approach the scene of the incident the view from their virtual ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting) Crash Truck reveals that they are dealing with more than a simple spill.
Airport crash trucks had been positioned on either side of the runway, indicating an imminent taxi trial.
The crew evacuated the aircraft and met, as briefed, at a safe distance at the 12 o'clock position from the aircraft nose and waited for the crash trucks to arrive.
ADMS-ARFF was developed so Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) crews can realistically train in operating crash trucks for any aircraft incident or disaster.
or Des Moines, Iowa, where it's not likely that terrorists will crash trucks into corporate campuses.
Because I had seen and dealt with similar emergencies, I headed toward one of the crash trucks to help.
This particular system can train firefighters using hoses or crash trucks.