From September 4-7, the Oshkosh Asia team participated as exhibition sponsors at the Australasian Fire & Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) 2017 event held at the International Convention Center in Sydney, Australia.
The four days event brought together key fire and emergency leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. Over 2,500 fire and emergency professionals attended the exhibition, which showcased the latest services, equipment and technology in firefighting, fire protection, rescue and disaster relief.
AFAC 2017 also featured a four days conference, which addressed the event’s theme of improving collaboration, communication and performance in emergency management. More than 100 international and local speakers shared insights into how using technology & data, improving diversity in organizations, and strengthening interagency collaboration all drive higher performance in emergency management.
With its presence and sponsorship at AFAC 2017, Oshkosh continues its commitment and support to the Australia and New Zealand fire services and looks forward to participating in AFAC 2018 in Perth.
In 2015, Oshkosh Corporation was contracted by the Commonwealth of Australia to supply 28 Replacement Aviation Fire Trucks (RAFT) under LAND 998 Phase 1 to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Australian Army.
Oshkosh Corporation took part Secutech Vietnam, September 21 – 24, 2016 in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi. As a global fire & safety vehicles manufacturer, this is the first time Oshkosh Corporation took part in this exhibition to showcase Oshkosh’s latest state-of-the-art fire-fighting solutions to the Vietnamese market. With Vietnam rapid economic rise Oshkosh Corp would like to play a role to contribute to the development of fire & safety in Vietnam.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Ministry of Public Security together with Fire & Rescue Police Department also celebrated the 55th Vietnam Fire Police’s Traditional Day with live demonstration showcasing their latest fire & safety equipment and to increase awareness amongst the public on the importance of fire & emergency need in Vietnam.
During the exhibition, Ministry of Public Security and Fire & Rescue Police Department also shared their latest fire and safety vision and plan with Oshkosh Corp and to engage us in our expertise in this area. As a 100 years old manufacturer, Oshkosh Corporation takes our customers feedback very seriously. With the aim of not only to help them preserve the uniqueness Vietnamese firefighting but also to bring our world class solution to the Vietnamese culture. Our goal is to provide superior firefighting vehicles to match their operation requirement to “Perform Like No Other”.
Pierce Manufacturing Delivers to Indonesia Largest Integrated Petrochemical Complex
On 17 March 2017, Pierce Manufacturing handed over 3 units of Pierce firefighting vehicles to PT. Chandra Asri Petrochemicals (CAP) and its subsidiary, PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia (SMI). The 2 units handed over to CAP were configured with 8,127L foam, 1,996L water, 450KG dry chemical, and a 5,670 LPM 2-stage pump, built on a custom Arrow XT chassis that can accommodate 8 firefighters. The SMI fire truck has 4,536L foam, 2,268L water, a 3,780 LPM 2-stage pump, built on a custom Saber chassis that can accommodate an equal number of firefighters. All 3 trucks are covered with a 2-year preventive maintenance program to ensure they are in peak condition.
The delivery of the trucks also included operations and maintenance training for the safety and engineering departments of both CAP and SMI. As Chandra Asri has put in significant investment in their plant(s) and also supports their neighbors and surrounding community during fire emergencies, it is imperative that they choose a reliable product and trusted partner.
Pierce dealer, PT. Rejeki Utama, based in Jakarta, Indonesia, provides local service and support for CAP and SMI.
About PT. Chandra Asri Petrochemicals & PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia
PT Chandra Asri is the largest integrated petrochemical company in Indonesia and operates the country’s only international-scale Naptha cracker and is located in Ciwandan, Cilegon, Banten Province in Indonesia. Its subsidiary, PT Styrindo Mono Indonesia, is the sole styrene Monomer producer in Indonesia. It is located in Bojonegara, Serang, Banten province, about 40km from CAP’s main petrochemical complex in Cilegon.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE:OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Its products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini-pumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus.
To learn more about Pierce, visit http://www.piercemfg.com.
Oshkosh Corporation hosts the 16th IAFPA Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting Conference (2016)
November 15, 2016 – Shanghai, China. The world’s leading manufacturer of special vehicles and aerial work equipment, United States-based Oshkosh Corporation, successfully hosted the 2016 IAFPA ARFF Conference. This conference gathered renowned ARFF and aviation experts who shared best practices in airport emergency response, simulation training systems and other challenges they face.
The IAFPA conference was held in Shanghai, China and for the first time, it was jointly organized with the China Civil Aviation Fire Protection Committee (CAPFA). It was attended by major airports like Beijing Capital Airport, Shanghai Pudong and Hongqiao Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Xinjiang Airport Group, Chongqing Jiangbei Airport, Xi’an Xianyang Airport, Australia Airport, New Zealand Airport, Dallas Fort Worth Airport Airport as well more than 30 domestic (China), Asia-Pacific and other major international airports.
This gathering created a platform for ARFF expert and industry participants around the world to address the rapidly changing aviation landscape and the challenges posed by large-scale airport developments by sharing best practice models and strategy development. The industry experts and leaders who participated ranged from IAFPA Chairman Mr. Cletus Packiam, China Civil Aviation Fire Protection Committee chairman Mr. Lin Yanqun, Dallas Fort Worth Airport Fire Chief Mr. Brian McKinney, School of Airport Emergency Service Commandant Mr. Leow Eng Hock, former San Francisco International Airport’s Fire Chief Mr. Dale Carnes. They delivered topics which ranged from airport emergency rescue training systems and rescue plans, simulation training and an airline incident case study. Mr. Jason Shively, Engineering Director of Oshkosh Corporation’s Airport Products Group, also shared his views on next-generation airport rescue firefighting technology and showcased Oshkosh’s recent R&D achievements and innovations.
At the same time, Oshkosh presented their latest ARFF Simulator, which provides a realistic vehicle operation experience that simulates scenarios that cannot be safely replicated at traditional training centers – such as like fuel spills and passengers exiting from an aircraft. This is just part of the endless arrays of training scenarios the simulator can depict. All this is done in a simulated environment that is safe for firefighters to train, and has zero environmental impact.
On Day 2 of the conference, IAFPA and CAFPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance the cooperation and jointly promote the development of fire protection and emergency rescue in China’s airports.
“The Summit brings together experts from around the world in the field of civil aviation systems, which is a unique opportunity to enhance the communication between China, Asia and the world’s civil aviation industry,” said Mr. Jim Johnson, Executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation and President of the Fire & Emergency Division.
The ARFF landscape is continuously changing, and risks and threats are difficult to predict – and Oshkosh has to continuously adapt and evolve in order to enable fire and emergency departments around the world to respond to such threats. Just as IAFPA and CAFPC aim to make airports in China, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world safer, Oshkosh will also lead this front by utilizing cutting-edge technology to create the most reliable fire protection vehicles, provide reliable after-sales service worldwide and training that can prepare airport firefighters for today’s and tomorrow’s threats.
Oshkosh Global Striker 4×4 Showcased at Western Pacific Fire Chiefs Conference
The Oshkosh Asia team was present at the 5th Annual Western Pacific Islands Association of Fire Chiefs Conference (WPIAFC) held from October 26-28 in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Oshkosh participated in the three day event which brought together many of the Pacific region’s key fire and emergency leaders to discuss the utilization of new technologies in supporting fire-fighting operations. Over 150 municipal and airport fire officers joined the event, representing the governments of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Ernest Mitchell, Fire Administrator for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Fire Administration was keynote speaker and joined by regional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives who came together to support the region’s largest annual fire-fighting conference and exhibition.
During one of the breakout sessions, the Saipan International Airport aviation rescue team conducted a live fire exercise at its newly constructed mock-up aircraft fire simulator, which showcased the airport’s recently acquired Global Striker 4×4 – joining the previously delivered Global Striker 4×4 to Saipan in early 2016.
Oshkosh has a proven track record and a sustained commitment to the Pacific Islands. Between 2015 and 2016, Oshkosh delivered Global Strikers to airports in Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, Philippines, and the islands of Rota, Tinian and Saipan. This follows a series of successful regional deliveries, including in 2007 when Oshkosh delivered 13 Legacy Strikers to airports in the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the CNMI. We look forward to continuing a close partnership with our Pacific Island friends in 2017 and beyond.
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