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TM 5-4210-220-12 Section II.  EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION. 1-8.  EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES AND FEATURES. a. Purpose of the Model 2500L Firefighting Truck, NSN 4210-01-193-3621.  This firefighting truck is designed for aircraft crash, fire, and rescue operations The truck is also capable of fighting ground and structural fires. b. Capabilities.    The  speed  and  constant  readiness  of  this  truck  enables  quick  response  to  any  emergency situation.  The truck is equipped with selective two or four-wheel drive making it suitable for travel both on or off-road. For  firefighting,  the  truck  is  equipped  with  on-board  water  and  foam  tanks  and  an  engine  driven  fire  pump  in  aircraft crash  emergencies,  water  and  foam  can  be  deployed  with  the  truck  stationary  or  in  pump-and-roll  mode  from  two discharge turrets mounted on the front of the truck.  For fighting of structural fires, hose equipment connected to pressure outlets on the sides and rear of the truck may be used. c. Features.  The features characterizing the Model 2500L firefighting truck, comprise: (1) Low center of gravity combined with high ground clearance enabling travel on steep grades and through rough terrain. (2) Three-piece cab and body design to minimize stress on body components during travel in rough terrain. (3) Low overall vehicle height to ensure air transportability. (4) Skid plate and belly pan for protection of front and rear axles respectively. (5) Fully insulated cab providing protection from low temperatures and radiant heat from fires. (6) Single diesel engine providing drive for both vehicle power train and fire pump. (7) Automatic transmission and simple drive line system for transfer of tractive power to the drive wheels. (8) CFR (Crash, Fire and Rescue) firefighting system fully controlled and operated from the cab. (9) Raised  central  panel  location  for  structural  fireflghting  provides  the  operator  with  full  360  degree  field  of vision. (10) Winterizatlon system to allow stand-by duty in freezing weather. (11) Easy access to all vital components and equipment. 1-2

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