The Fire Tender is a pod vehicle that was purchased from a firefighting equipment manufactured by International Rescue. It serves as a backup to Firefly and International Rescue's so-called fire truck. During firefighting operations, the vehicle serves as a mobile control room.
On board are heat protection suits and breathing apparatus. Environment sensors at the front of the vehicle measure temperature, pressure, and gas emissions.
- Crew: up to 6
- Ladder length: 26 metres
- Length: 14 metres
- Power: gas turbine engine
- Water capacity: 2800 litres
- Water pump: 8000 litres per minute from hydrants
- Weight: 12 tonnes
- Width: 6 metres
Cross-section (Cutaway Drawing)
As far as is known, only one cutaway drawing of the fire tender (specifically International Rescue’s variant) exists. Illustrated by Graham Bleathman, it appeared in a Redan comic that was published in the 2000s.
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