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Fire Fighting Vehicle Exhibit

View of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicle

On permanent display on the airside of the museum is a retired ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting) truck used at LAX. The Oshkosh M3000 model was manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation in Appleton, Wisconsin and entered service at LAX in 1995 and remained operational for about 15 years. Its maximum operating load is 148,000lbs, which includes 3,000 gallons of water and 500 gallons of foam. Designed to access potential accident sites at top speed, it could reach speeds of 50mph in a sprint.

Today, ARFF operations at LAX are conducted out of one station near the center of the airport, Station 80, and is a part of the Los Angeles Fire Department. They currently operate six Panther trucks manufactured by Rosenbauer America. In addition to ARFF operations there is a city fire-station that responds to EMS (Emergency Medical Service) and non-ARFF emergencies on the airfield located within the airport operations area adjacent to Sepulveda Blvd.

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