Bumthang Domestic Airport receives a new crash fire tender vehicle (CFT). The new fire fighting vehicle has a water tank capacity of 7500 L, foam capacity of 1000 L and 250 Kg dry chemical powder (DCP) compared to the old CFT of Bumthang Airport which had only 3996 L of water tank. The old CFT also did not have DCP and foam had to be manually poured into the CFT to be used.
Mr. Tashi Penjor, Dy. Chief Fire and Rescue Officer of Paro International Airport, escorted the vehicle from Paro to Bumthang and trained the staff of BDA on the operation of the vehicle and the fire fighting techniques involved.
Bumthang Airport Manager