Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport adds Striker 8x8 to fleet


Oshkosh Airport Products has delivered a new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle for the Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport. (Courtesy photo)
Oshkosh Airport Products has delivered a new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle for the Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport. (Courtesy photo)

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation Company, announced today that the company has completed delivery of a new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle for the Phoenix Fire Department at Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona. The ARFF team at this FAA rated Index-E airport manages an entire Oshkosh fleet.

“We are honored to once again be selected to produce custom fire apparatus to support the Phoenix Fire Department’s dedicated team at Sky Harbor International Airport,” said Rich Voakes, government and regional sales manager for Oshkosh Airport Products. “Our relationship with the department has spanned many years, and their trust and confidence in our products has resulted in exceptional collaboration to put some of the most innovative ARFF apparatus into service. We are confident the cutting-edge features of the Striker 8x8 will exceed expectations.”

Features of the Phoenix Fire Department’s new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle include:

  • Two Scania Engines DC16 V8 770hp Tier IV Final
  • 65-foot (20 meters) Snozzle
  • Water - 4,500-gallons (17,000 liters)
  • Foam - 630 gallons (2,380 liters)
  • Dry chemical - 550 Ibs (250 kg)
  • Acceleration of 0-50 mph (0-80 km/h) in under 20 seconds

Voakes added, “Phoenix experiences extreme ambient temperatures, and the new Striker 8x8 will offer an additional exterior-mounted air conditioning unit to help keep firefighters cool when faced with intense heat. Also, a unique attribute of the department’s ARFF fleet, including the new apparatus, is they are one of only a few U.S. airports with red trucks.”

The Phoenix Fire Department’s new Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle is fully prepared with firefighting agent capacity and will feature advanced technology innovations including an Oshkosh Power Uniter, the K-Factor HRET alignment system which gives the operator awareness of HRET position, and Eco-EFP input-based foam test system.

To learn more about Oshkosh Airport Products and the Striker 8x8 ARFF vehicle, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.

About Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is a designer and builder of industry-leading airport firefighting vehicles. Its flagship Striker Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles are known for their durability and superior performance and sold throughout the world. For more information, visit www.oshkoshairport.com.

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