MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--REV Group (NYSE:REVG), a $2.4 billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, announced that its Ferrara brand helped achieve a new world record for water flow volume in gallons per minute. The “Big Water” flow scenario was conducted as part of the New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Neptune Project.
The big water flow exercise offered a valuable training experience for emergency responders while providing an opportunity to break a world record for water flow volume in gallons per minute. The event was held at Port Newark Berth 25 near the intersection of Gilligan and Navy Streets. Fifteen area fire departments and other agencies collaborated for the event, producing a fire fighting water flow scenario collectively resulting in a record-breaking total water flow of 49,000 gallons per minute from a distance of an estimated 500 feet, utilizing various pumps including the FDNY Fire Boat “343.” The primary reason for this drill is to practice and train area fire departments and industry emergency responders.
“It's an honor to participate in such an important drill alongside these emergency responders. We couldn't be prouder of the performance of our equipment,” said Brad Williamson, Industrial Products Manager, for Ferrara. “We will walk away from this event learning more about the needs of our first responders in a catastrophic event and for that we will be a stronger more innovative company. It’s an added bonus that we now also hold a world record.”
These drills provide opportunities to experience emergency response situations and offer coordination practice with other departments and responders. The event showcased the mutual aid collaboration of NJ-NY area emergency responders. Chief Fred Fretz, spokesperson for NJ UASI said, “Having a strong working relationship between industry and municipal fire departments is critical to effective emergency response.”
The mutual aid exercise involved more than 100 emergency responders and was made possible by a partnership of the New Jersey UASI Task Force with local industry including Phillips 66, International Matrix Tank Terminals, and fire departments from several counties in New Jersey as well as New York City, including Elizabeth Fire Department, Union Fire Department, Linden Fire Department, Roselle Fire Department, Rahway Fire Department, Milburn Fire Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Kearny Fire Department, Kenilworth Fire Department, FDNY and the NJ Division of Fire Safety.
About REV Group
REV (REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 29 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. Investors-REVG