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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Crews provided onsite traffic control using the crash truck and sign board, cleaned up debris, assisted tow truck drivers and made any necessary repairs in order to reopen the road.
Maybe 20 seconds later, an airport crash truck appeared, followed by an ambulance and other vehicles.
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.
During our pilot training as I was showing the road rake operation to a representative from Harrisburg, our crash truck was rear-ended on the shoulder of the road at 70 miles per hour.
The airport's crash truck crew and Los Angeles County firefighters fought the flames.
5m deal to supply four high-tech air crash trucks to Gibraltar airport in early 2018.
A companion outdoor exhibit features crash trucks, fire trucks, aircraft tugs, and ambulances.