Tiny electric 'fire truck' unveiled by Paris FD
The prototype vehicle will be used for early intervention
By Melissa Hincha-Ownby
The Mother Nature Network
PARIS — The all-electric Renault Twizy urban vehicle is making its way into the Paris firefighting brigade. Beginning next month, a prototype Twizy will be used by Paris firefighter first responders as an early intervention tool, providing the emergency response team with an easily maneuverable vehicle that can quickly get to the scene of a fire.
Modifications have been made to the Renault Twizy that will allow firefighters to get the most use out of the vehicle. The rear seat of the specially designed Twizy has been replaced with a trunk. The trunk space will be used to store emergency equipment including fire extinguishers, oxygen tanks, a fire suit, a helmet and a first aid kit.
Claire Petit Boulanger, a safety officer at Renault, commented on the prototype project, “This initial prototype is real-life proof of the research and development work carried out together with the emergency services, demonstrating Renault’s ability and determination to innovate to meet the needs of firefighters.”
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