The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) of the Phillipines imported three state-of-the-art Pierce fire trucks to augment the firefighting capability of its fire department.
SBMA Chairman and Administrator Wilma T. Eisma told Business Mirror that the new acquisitions consisted of three pumper trucks bundled with various firefighting equipment, as well as self-contained breathing apparatus, HAZMAT suits, and repair kits for all types of gas leaks.
The custom-built structural-industrial pumper trucks operate on digital technology, which is reportedly the first of its kind in the Philippines. Each truck has a capacity of 1,000 gallons of water and 60 gallons of foam and runs with Cummins ISL9 engine at the top speed of 96 kilometers per hour. The trucks also have Class A Type water pumps that can deliver “waterous” supply of water or foam from 100% rated capacity at 150 psi net pump pressure, to 50% of rated capacity at 250 psi net pump pressure.
Eisma said the new trucks will help SBMA keep people and investments safe in Subic.
“This is our legacy; this is something we need to do for Subic, especially now in these times of a pandemic,” Eisma stressed. “We would like to showcase Subic as a safe haven for tourists, as a safe haven for investments, and now as a haven safe from fire.”