Unmanned Firefighting Machine being deployed for the fire fighting operations at No 23 Tuas Ave 11
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Fire at No. 23, Tuas Avenue 11
SCDF was alerted to a case of fire at the above mentioned location at 3.38pm. 8 Fire Engines, 2 Red Rhinos, 4 Supporting Vehicles, 1 Ambulance, 1 Unmanned Firefighting Machine were dispatched.
Upon SCDF arrival, the fire was well alight at a warehouse and involved waste products. The size of the fire affected area is approximately 40m x 40m.
SCDF is currently fighting the fire with a total of 14 water jets, including the application of foam at selected areas. The jets deployed include two aerial platform monitors which were used for aerial firefighting, and an Unmanned Firefighting Machine for firefighting and penetration into the risk area. Firefighting operations are still ongoing.
Update to the SCDF New Releases as mentioned above
The fire at the above mentioned location involved petroleum based products at a warehouse. The fire was extinguished by SCDF within two and half hours. External foam jets were used to surround the warehouse to contain the fire and to prevent it from spreading to the neighbouring units, while the Unmanned Fire fighting Machine (UFM) was deployed inside the warehouse, to effectively apply foam blanket into the seat of the raging fire, over an area of about 50m by 50m.
SCDF is currently carrying out damping down operations. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Quote from COL Ling Young Ern, Commander 4th SCDF Division :
“We used external foam jets to surround the area and deployed the UFM to effectively extinguish the fire. The UFM gives strategic advantage in fire mitigation as it can be deployed remotely for fire fighting and penetration directly into the seat of the raging fire. ”
Unmanned Firefighting Machine being deployed for the fire fighting operations at No 23 Tuas Ave 11(2)