With more than 16 million tourists from all over the world, the Balearic Islands are an exceptional destination for tourists. There you will find more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline, some 400 beaches, five nature reserves and one UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve Island, Minorca. 40 % of Majorca, the largest island in the archipelago, comprises protected nature areas.
Institut Balear de la Natura (Ibanat) is the public company dedicated to the prevention and extinguishing of forest fires, forest management and conservation of protected natural spaces, public and recreational areas, huts and camping areas on the Balearic Islands.
The two new forest fire fighting units substantially increase the capacity of the fleet located in Majorca.
Meeting the requirements of the EN 1846, type 3, the wildfire fighting units focus on personal safety at first.
These vehicles feature a 4,000 litres polypropylene tank with integrated lockers and a combined pressure pump NH25. A self-protection system with 8+8 nozzles prevents the fire from affecting the vehicle creating a shield in the cabin and around the tyres. The combination with the pump and roll capability offers a safe getaway to the crew in case of fire changing conditions.
In 2001 Rosenbauer started to supply units to Ibanat and these last two, delivered at the end of 2018 will be ready for service when the heat is on in Majorca.