First firefighting tank rolls into action in Hubei, China
Published on August 31, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter
A firefighting tank maneuvers through a fire during a test in Wuhan city, Central China’s Hubei province, August 28, 2011. The local fire department paid 3.2 million yuan ($501,000) in May, 2010 to buy the multifunctional firefighting tank, the first and only one in Hubei province.
The tank can be used to deal with emergencies to rescue people and fight fires. The tank can safely enter dangerous fires including oil and chemical warehouses. The tank passed initial tests and will be put into full service.