With its highspeed train network expanding every year, China railways have come up with the answer to fire safety hazards in remote areas. China’s first ‘firefighting train’ was recently revealed.
The train has been customized from a flat container car. It can run as fast as 120 kilometres per hour, to enable a fast response to incidents. The ‘firefighting train’ is equipped with a firefighting container and two can-type water containers, as well as a multi-functional high-pressure fog extinction device. According to a report by People’s Daily Online, the train also has a lighting system, warning lamps, alarm, grounding devices and basic hand tools.
The special train’s firefighting installations can shoot fire extinguishing media as far as 485 meters. With these features, the train can put out fires breaking out on a 16-car high-speed train.
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