A marvel of space: 5 crew, 500 kg live load, 1 basket

It provides high functionality and a great deal of space, is characterized by simple operation and also ensures more applications in use: With numerous innovative features, the new, multi-functional 500 kg rescue cage raises the bar again.

In developing the new HR 500 MF rescue cage, Rosenbauer has taken a completely new approach in many areas. The high functionality allows you to react quickly to a variety of challenges. Whether for fire fighting, in the rescue of injured persons, or for technical assistance, the new 500 kg rescue cage provides emergency crews with extremely practical application options, without needing to take a long time to convert the cage.

Conversion in a few simple steps: optimally equipped for many scenarios

The new, removable, multifunctional column makes it possible to convert the rescue cage for a variety of purposes in a few simple steps. For example, it is possible to install a stretcher in the cage in about the center. The ergonomic working height and accessibility from both sides ensures optimum patient care. A wheelchair can be accommodated, anchored, and securely transported with the help of a special attachment for the cage. Once on the ground, the wheelchair including the rescued person can be safely pushed out of the rescue cage. Another example of the wide range of possible uses is the foldable debris chute made of aluminum, which can also be fixed to the rescue cage. Thus roof tiles or other materials can be transported. The chute is not only tiltable, but can even be folded for better storage in the body.

Generous space with intelligent innovations

Four entrances make it possible to access the cage from all sides. The ladder is accessed comfortably and safely via the rear entry point. For unhindered access, the cage control panel can be folded to the side. The space in the rescue cage is generously designed. It offers space for up to five people. Even emergency crews wearing self-contained breathing apparatus have plenty of space thanks to intelligently designed side protrusions.

Premiere for Baden W├╝rttemberg: new L32A-XS 2.0 for Freiburg fire department

The Freiburg city fire department has at its disposal the L32A-XS 2.0, one of the most modern turntable ladders available. Both in terms of its body and equipment, this vehicle has innovative features. In keeping with the extremely manoeuvrable XS 2.0, a chassis with an additional rear axle was opted for by the Freiburg fire department. Here, the maximum permissible rear axle weight of ten tons has been adhered to. The turntable ladder is equipped with the new 500 kg rescue cage and numerous accessories. An RM15 turret and an additional C-outlet on the cage have been integrated as well as a power riser and two high-power LED spotlights on the cage floor. At the front of the basket a camera is also attached, which is connected to a display on the main control panel. Thomas Gremmelspacher of the Office for Fire and Civil Protection of the City of Freiburg is confident that the work of the fire department is facilitated by the new turntable ladder and rescue cage: "The potential cage load of up to 500 kg is certainly a major innovation. The removable multifunction column is an extremely sensible enhancement which is highly beneficial to emergency crews in carrying out their duties."