Battling traffic on the roads is frustrating. For emergency vehicles, it can be life-threatening. Now four new, fully equipped BMW Firexpress motorcycles will cut through traffic jams and respond to fires faster, getting a start on putting it out while waiting for the big engines. And if it’s an easily contained fire they can handle it by themselves.
“It’s a solution to a big problem,” explained José Ureña, a top official of the Fire Department in San Jose. “Motorcycles can maneuver in traffic where a fire truck is stalled.” The motorcycles carry tanks for water and foam and 30 meters of hose that can be hooked up to a hydrant. They have sirens and rotating lights and radios to communicate with the fire station. These motorcycles