FRS’s interest grows in Primetech MultiPod® and its collaboration with Cold Cut Systems - MultiPod® Lightweight COBRA

Primetech and Cold Cut Systems launch reduced weight MultiPod® COBRA, Gloucestershire FRS trials system for new Community Protection Vehicle concept

In an exclusive partnership with Swedish company Cold Cut Systems, Primetech’s groundbreaking MultiPod® portable, storage system will be the host for a unique lightweight version of the COBRA high pressure lance-based firefighting system, developed in conjunction with Primetech.  The Primetech MultiPod® COBRA system will be the flagship product for Primetech and Cold Cut Systems, and emergency services were able to see the system demonstrated at various shows around the UK this year. For information on dates contact Primetech staff.

Primetech/Cold Cut Cobra - MultiPod® Lightweight COBRA

The MultiPod® COBRA is a brand-new concept which has been built on Primetech’s successful frame unit used in the MultiPod®. MultiPod® COBRA retains the same water carrying and firefighting capability as the standard Cold Cut COBRA model but with the benefit of a substantial reduction in weight, therefore enhancing the speed and flexibility of a lighter weight device on utility vehicles.

The MultiPod® COBRA is a brand-new concept which has been built on Primetech’s successful frame unit used in the MultiPod®. MultiPod® COBRA retains the same water carrying and firefighting capability as the standard Cold Cut COBRA model. However, it now has the benefit of a substantial reduction in weight, with the same 7-8 minutes of operation, therefore enhancing the speed and flexibility of a lighter weight device on utility vehicles.

Primetech/Cold Cut Cobra - MultiPod® Lightweight COBRA

The groundbreaking new ultra compact MultiPod® Cobra carried in the Primetech MultiPod®. The system delivers powerful lance and nozzle-based firefighting in a more portable, lighter weight unit.

Roland Anderson, global sales and marketing director for Cold Cut Systems, said, ‘The `Primetech MultiPod® system looks very interesting for smaller vehicles. It now looks as if, with the new lighter Cold Cut COBRA lance and MultiPurpose Nozzle system integrated with the MultiPod®, we will have a solution for pickups in most parts of the world. It is a 300-bar pressure system, so the pressure is still the same as for our larger systems but with a lower flow rate, but it is not for a frontline pumper application, it is a pickup-based system. 

‘This new MultiPod® COBRA, designed and built in partnership with Primetech, will complement our existing Cold Cut COBRA range. MultiPod® COBRA Is not a replacement for our existing larger units, it is an ideal alternative should an organisation be wanting to utilise a smaller vehicle, but wanting to have the same benefits of cutting and extinguishing capabilities. MultiPod® COBRA is an excellent new option for fire and rescue services worldwide.’

One of the unique features of the MultiPod® demountable body system is that no vehicle modifications are required. MultiPod® can be easily and quickly mounted on any standard utility vehicles.

‘Vehicle such as the Community Protection Vehicle (CPV) allow services the ability to respond quickly to any emergency with the right resources whilst optimising our capacity to deliver lifesaving prevention and intervention responses to meet the new and ever increasing public expectation of the fire and rescue service.’

Primetech/Cold Cut Cobra - MultiPod® Lightweight COBRA

The MultiPod® COBRA gives firefighters fast, flexible, new firefighting capabilities, in a unit that has reduced weight, making it suitable for use in the Primetech MultiPod®.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is one of the first organisations to explore the collaborative and flexible emergency response potential of MultiPod®.  When looking at the concept of a multi-capability Community Protection Vehicle, MultiPod® fits in with the drive for increased levels of collaboration between the emergency services, to improve public safety in an era of tighter budgets, along with the need for diversified, expanded and more effective use of service resources.

The ‘Community Protection Vehicle’ project for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, is still in its conceptual planning, specification and evaluation phases, although certain key features and benefits are starting to emerge. The CPV would have the option to carry medical equipment, including a defibrillator, rescue tools and additional community support kit.

System configurations are designed to provide quick response options for providing collaborative support for paramedics, and for firefighters dealing with small fires which do not require the deployment of a full fire tender.

Commenting on the development of the new collaborative Community Protection Vehicle concept, Andy Hermiston, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service, said: ‘Fire and rescue services in the UK continue to progressively develop and broaden our community protection role by adding value in what would have been previously perceived as unconventional ways.

‘Vehicle such as the Community Protection Vehicle (CPV) allow services the ability to respond quickly to any emergency with the right resources whilst optimising our capacity to deliver lifesaving prevention and intervention responses to meet the new and ever increasing public expectation of the fire and rescue service.’

‘The `Primetech MultiPod® system looks very interesting for smaller vehicles. It now looks as if, with the new lighter COBRA lance and MultiPurpose Nozzle system integrated with the MultiPod®, we will have a solution for pickups in most parts of the world.’
Roland Anderson, global sales and marketing director Cold Cut Systems

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