Global Fire Fighters Germany
„Global Fire Fighters Germany“ (GFFG) is a private aid-oriented initiative run by fire safety engineers and voluntary firefighters Jürgen Sprengel and Harald Schillegger from Dortmund. The project, which is unique in the world, is realised as a global journey using a 4-wheel expedition vehicle that is equipped with fire fighting technology and rescue material. The vehicle is not just a home on wheels for the project team but simultaneously serves as an emergency vehicle, e.g. for traffic accident or medical emergencies in sparsely populated regions that do not offer fire fighting or rescue service infrastructure. The project vehicle is equipped for a self-sufficient mission far away from civilization lasting several weeks and can drive more than 2,000 kilometers.
Thanks to the STIS tire inflation system, the GFFG team is able to adjust their tire pressure to the external ground conditions (e.g. mud, sand) in no time – a basic prerequisite for a successful performance of the fire fighting project, which is going to take place under conditions in difficult environments with increased safety requirements.