The Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Management Headquarters in South Korea is the first fire department in Asia Pacific to receive a Magirus M68L turntable ladder. The highest turntable ladder in the world entered service on January 17, 2018 during a formal ceremony with more than 100 guests at the Songpa District fire station. In the presence of senior representatives of the city of Seoul and its Fire Department, Magirus President & CEO Marc Diening presented the symbolic key to Lee Jeong Hee, Chief of the Songpa fire station. At the event Kim Song Yeon, the General Manager of the Safety Support Division of Seoul Fire Headquarters, emphasized the importance of modern rescue options: "With a working height of 68 meters, the M68L provides Seoul and its large density of high-rise buildings with unique and efficient methods for rescuing persons from great heights."
Its delivery is the result of the continuous search for innovative solutions for Seoul’s Fire Departments, concluding that Magirus's concept was the ideal fit for their special human rescue operations and firefighting challenges. Marc Diening congratulated the Seoul Fire Service on having taken such a ground breaking decision and now being the first Fire Brigade in the Asia Pacific region to receive the world’s highest turntable ladder. “The Seoul Fire Department has now taken all of the technically feasible steps to protect the metropolis's population in this area." The M68L will be stationed at the Songpa District Fire Department.
Flexibility and short set-up times for operations at greater heights
Functional accessories for optimal work
Ulm, 18 January 2018
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