Palm Springs International Airport has two new vehicles which will be used for rescue and firefighting aboard aircraft, if and when necessary.
The vehicles are made in the USA, not some junk imported from China.
Each truck carries 1,500 gallons of water, 210 gallons of firefighting foam, and 500 pounds of of dry chemical-potassium.
Total cost $1.7 million.
90% of cost is being paid by American taxpayers, that’s you.
10% of cost is paid from local airport funds.
FAA regulations require that commercial airports maintain a certain level of rescue and firefighting equipment and capability. These new trucks will ensure that PSP Airport is compliant with those regulations.
The new trucks will stay at the airport and are always ready to respond to aircraft alerts, fuel spills, hazmat situations, and other emergencies that may arise at PSP.
On some occasions, the trucks may provide mutual aid for off-airport emergencies.
Two new firefighting and rescue trucks at Palm Springs International Airport.
Photo from City of Palm Springs CA