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AVP Purchases New Major Firefighting Vehicle

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Avoca, PA (March 24, 2022) – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport recently purchased a new major firefighting vehicle.

The vehicle is a 2022 Airport Class IV Major Firefighting Vehicle from Emergency One, Inc., Ocala, Florida.  Delivery was made on March 18, 2022.

The E-One “Titan” 4×4 is an all-wheel drive Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicle with a 1,585 gallon water capacity, 225 gallon Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) capacity, and carries 500 pounds of Purple-K Dry Chemical Agent. It also features a large diameter pump intake, structural style pump panel, and a low reach RHINO bumper turret. The vehicle is configured to support a crew of three.

AVP’s new 2022 Class IV ARFF Vehicle

The total cost of the fire truck is $763,352.00, which is 100% funded through the Airport’s Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program.

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport now has a total of five (5) Rescue & Firefighting Vehicles.  This newest vehicle expands the airport’s rescue/fire capability to above the Federal Aviation Administration’s mandated index standard for the size of the Airport.

About AVP

AVP currently offers travelers approximately 16 daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to three destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.  Air service is provided by the following airlines: American (Charlotte and Chicago-O’Hare); and United (Chicago-O’Hare and Newark).  For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287), visit flyAVP.com, follow @flyAVP on Twitter and flyAVP_ on Instagram, connect with us on Facebook, or download the flyAVP app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

AVP’s new 2022 Class IV ARFF Vehicle was dedicated today (March 24, 2022). From L to R: Carl R. Beardsley, Jr., C.M., AVP Executive Director; Todd Kuna, AVP ARFF Supervisor; Commissioner Chris Chermak, AVP Board Chairman; Donald J. Frederickson, Jr., Esq., Airport Solicitor; Stephen Mykulyn, PE, AVP Director – Engineering; Eric McKitish, AVP Director – Marketing, Communications & Air Service Development; William Holeva, AVP Director – Public Safety; and Robert Grunza, AVP Superintendent.

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