For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2014

Media Contact:
Greg Chin

305-876-7017



MIA INTRODUCES HIGH-TECH FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE FLEET


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Aviation Division today unveiled four new state-of-the-art Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles that will soon enter into service at Miami International Airport. The new fire trucks will enhance the airport’s ability to respond to airfield emergencies and keep MIA on the forefront of life safety technology.

“These new aircraft firefighting vehicles are a wise investment that will help safeguard our world-class airport for many years to come,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, who was on hand for the celebration at MIA’s Mid-Field Fire Station along with Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González, MDFR Chief Dave Downey and MDFR Aviation Division Chief Stephen Kilby.

 

At left, Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez survey MIA’s new ARFF vehicles. At right, the new vehicles are welcomed with a water cannon salute. 

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