Xi'an to purchase fire truck with world's highest scaling ladder

13:43, November 18, 2010      

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Disaster prevention equipment for high-rise buildings has become a high priority since a serious fire engulfed a high-rise building in Shanghai. An official from the Xi'an Police Fire Brigade said that Xi'an will purchase a fire truck with the world's highest scaling ladder that stands at 101 meters to strengthen the fire protection for high-rise buildings.

High-rise buildings refer to buildings that are more than 24 meters high or have more than 10 floors, and buildings that are more than 100 meters high are known as sky scrapers. According to sources, Xi'an has a total of more than 2,000 high-rise buildings at present, while the highest fire scaling ladder the Xi'an Police Fire Brigade has stands only at 53 meters.

Jia Xihai, director of the Xi'an Police Fire Brigade, said that in order to solve the difficulties in the disaster protection of high-rise buildings, Xi'an will invest 25 million yuan for fire fighting and protection of high-rise buildings and purchase a scaling ladder truck produced in Finland with an extended length of 101 meters, which is also the world's highest scaling ladder truck. The truck is expected to be put into operation in April 2011.

By People's Daily Online


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