Rosenbauer Custom Bomb Unit
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington DC– The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has taken delivery of a Custom Bomb Truck built by Rosenbauer. The truck is one of six delivered through a contract with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for Bomb Squad Vehicles. The procurement process was handled by Arlington County, VA, who also recieved one of the trucks.
Each of the trucks will be powered by Spartan Metro Star ER chassis and will be equipped with Cummins ISL 425hp engines and Allison EVS3000 transmissions. The bodies are constructed from 3/16″ formed aluminum and measure 27′ in length. An interior command center is located in the forward area of the body and will house a wide array of audio/visual equipment along with desk, chair and storage provisions. Ramps allow for a remote controlled robot and equipment carts stored in the body to be deployed from either side. An electric operated awning, spanning the length of the body on both sides will offer protection during inclement or hot weather. The body also carries exposive containment lockers. Additional storage is available on roof top compartments which are reached by a Rosenbauer Safe Step ladder on the back of the body.
A 20kW Onan Generator will supply power to a Willburt NS-15-6000 light tower, two Hannay electrical reels, and multiple outlets located throughout the vehicle. A Pelco camera is mounted on 25′ telescoping mast located behind the cab and provides data to 4 monitors in the command center and a digital recorder. Each truck is equipped with a 72″ and two 24″ Ultra Freedom light bars and an extensive package of Whelen LED warning lights.
This procurement includes a “Cooperative Agreement” clause allowing other agencies, counties, and municipalities an opportunity to “tag-on” or “piggyback” to this contract.
Additional pictures showing unit features is available on the New Delivery post for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue.
Contact: Battalion Chief S. Doug Insley [email protected]
Salesperson: Dave Marshall