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Bengaluru Kempegowda unveils new fire rescue vehicle simulator


Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) has become the first gateway in South Asia to commission a Rosenbauer Tactical Simulator, an addition it says further strengthens its firefighting capabilities.

With this simulator, firefighters can train in a realistic environment, master the tactical use of Rosenbauer Panther crash fire tenders (CFTs) as well as operate High Reach Extendable Turrets (HRET) for extreme aircraft fire emergencies.

Firefighters from other Indian airports and overseas are also expected to train on the state-of-the-art facility.

According to airport operator, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the simulator provides firefighters with the opportunity to gain experience in the tactical use of CFTs through turret control and application of firefighting agents, command and control, vehicle operation and basic driving and positioning skills.

“At BLR, our top priority is to maintain the highest standards of safety and with the Rosenbauer CFTs, we are well-equipped to efficiently handle difficult fire emergencies,” enthuses BIAL’s chief operator officer, Jayaraj Shanmugam.

“We believe in training our teams, equipping them with advanced tools and modern technology, providing them with hands-on experience and keeping them ready to contain any possible emergencies. The tactical simulator will support in strengthening our firefighting capabilities even further.”

Bengaluru Kempegowda currently has eight Rosenbauer fire tenders in its fire fighting fleet, comprising Panther 6×6 and Panther 8×8 trucks, two of which are equipped with HRETs.


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