LAFD Airport Crash Apparatus
LAFD Airport Crash Rig - this is one of the very specialized apparatus stationed at airports in Los Angeles. Originally called "Crash Rigs," these fire engines are specifically designed to quickly suppress fire in the event of an aircraft accident. These examples are stationed at FS114 at Van Nuys Airport. Today, fire suppression apparatus are referred to as ARFF rigs, or Aircraft Rescue Firefighting apparatus. Before any LAFD members can join an ARFF company, they must successfully complete training in ARFF practices that meet OSFM and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.
The photo above is of two ARFF rigs at FS114 within the boundaries of the Van Nuys Airport in the San Fernando Valley.
[ photo by David Barrett ]
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