Scanreco fighting fires in Korea

2019-05-23

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Korean fire fighters are changing the way they fight fires, and the way they do it is by using radio remote controls.

Fire fighter often faces difficult conditions when working in cities and urban surroundings. In Korea this often means narrow roads and plenty of obstacles to overcome before a normal fire truck can reach the fire. This of course severely impacts effectiveness during the crucial first stages of the fire extinguishment.

To increase effectiveness of Korean firefighting, the Korean Fire Fighting Bureau has asked the fire truck manufacturers to design an improved fire truck with faster reaction time, a slender and smaller body size while at the same time ensuring solid firefighting ability.

To achieve this, changes to the trucks must be made. Due to size a truck cabin cannot be used, instead the operator must operate the fire truck using radio remote control. As a solution to this challenge, Scanreco together with its Korean distributor KOPENN ENG introduced the Scanreco color display model to the fire truck manufacturer EVERDIGM.

Through the color display the operator effectively can see every status of the bucket boom in which fire fighters are riding. After extensive and successful testing EVERDIGM could launch its fire truck, operated with a Scanreco remote control, which meet all necessary standards. The new truck was launched at the large firefighting exhibition in Korea.

“This application is important not only for the narrow fire fighter truck market but also, we have proved that Scanreco products can meet almost every customer’s requirements and that our robust design can appeal to every construction machine manufacturer in Korea”, says Seungwon Cho, CEO of KOPENN ENG.