EJ Metals Delivers Six Fire-Rescue Rough Terrain Vehicles with High Pressure Foam Systems to U.S. Army in Afghanistan

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The new Assault Force™ 70 FRRTV provides all-terrain firefighting power needed as soldiers arrive at expanding military bases in Afghanistan. EJ Metals, a manufacturer of wildland fire trucks and specialty fire trucks, has delivered six Assault Force™ 70 Fire-Rescue Rough Terrain Vehicles (FRRTVs) to the U.S. Army. These firefighting vehicles are equipped with high pressure foam systems and will be deployed to Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

This FRRTV is extremely easy to use. It's so simple to operate that it can be put into action quickly and effectively with minimal operator training, allowing these Assault Force 70s to begin providing fire protection on base immediately.

EJ Metals, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of wildland fire trucks, today announced it has delivered six Assault Force™ 70 Fire-Rescue Rough Terrain Vehicles (FRRTVs) to the U.S. Army. The FRRTVs will be deployed to Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, to provide fire protection for the increasing population of U.S. war fighters in the region. The purchase was made through contracts with General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Schedule under EJ Metal's contact number GS-30F-0014T.

"We're so proud that our newest firefighting vehicle, the Assault Force 70, will be providing fire protection to the men and women protecting freedom in Afghanistan. This FRRTV features the latest high pressure foam technology to provide the ultimate in fire protection for U.S. military installations. It simply lets the U.S. Army do more firefighting with less water and foam, at a very affordable price, and it provides remarkable versatility and goes nearly anywhere," said Kevin Quinn, president of EJ Metals. "Our team members couldn't be prouder to support our military forces this way."

The Assault Force 70 is a unique, off-road firefighting model that provides the best firefighting capability of any rough terrain vehicle in the industry. It features a 70-gallon water tank, a 5-gallon Class A foam cell, a high-pressure fire pump and a patented, triple-discharge nozzle that allows firefighters to attack brush fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires and structural fires with a variety of water/foam streams. The hydraulically driven, high-pressure system provides six gallons-per-minute (gpm) of water/foam discharge at 1500 psi, delivering approximately 12 minutes of discharge time.
The Assault Force 70 has excellent on-pavement and off-road firefighting capabilities that are ideally suited to the variety of terrains and applications found at military bases in Afghanistan.

It's built on a four-wheel-drive Kubota RTV900, which is powered by a 21.6-horsepower Kubota diesel engine and has a maximum off-road speed of 25 mph. It is the only FFRTV equipped with a diesel-engine-driven system. Its high pressure foam system features a 1500-psi high pressure pump, hose reel with 150 feet of high-pressure hose and a control panel at the rear of the vehicle. EJ Metal's patented triple-discharge water/foam nozzle allows firefighters to change spray patterns (straight stream, light mix and heavy mix) instantly for changing fire conditions. Additionally, the Assault Force 70 is the only Fire RTV that has been tilt-table tested to verify its stability and offers a 24-degree side-slope capability.

Quinn said, "This FRRTV is extremely easy to use. It's so simple to operate that it can be put into action quickly and effectively with minimal operator training, allowing these Assault Force 70s to begin providing fire protection on base immediately."

EJ Metals fire trucks, fire-rescue rough terrain vehicles, high pressure foam systems, and skid units are available on the GSA Federal Supply Schedule under contact number GS-30F-0014T.

About EJ Metals

EJ Metals is a designer and custom manufacturer of wildland, all-terrain, and specialty fire trucks, and High Pressure Foam Systems. Their product line includes wildland fire trucks, brush trucks, quick attack trucks, rescues, fire-rescue rough terrain vehicles (FRRTVs), RIVs, compressed air foam systems (CAFS), and stand-alone High Pressure Foam System skid units from 1500 PSI to 3000 PSI. EJ Metals also provides refurbishment services and builds custom dump chutes for fire tankers. The company is headquartered in Hortonville, Wis.

For more information, visit http://www.ejmetals.com or contact Kevin Quinn at 920.779.9913.

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