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SHAH ALAM, 18 September 2013 – The Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia will add another 100 Scania trucks to its fleet under a new acquisition exercise, eventually bringing its Swedish built fleet up to 547 units delivered.


It will be using Scania P360 LA 4X2 MNA prime movers, with the first 25 units to be delivered this year and the remaining 75 to be delivered next year.


The prime movers have been ordered with 20,000 litres capacity semi-trailer water tankers that will be used to support fire rescue tenders in areas where there is a lack of water; especially to fight the annual fires in remote, drought hit areas that contribute to the haze.


The prime movers will be procured for the Fire and Rescue Department, which had previously also bought 309 Scania rigid truck P310 DB 4X2 MNZ with factory fitted 8-men crewcab to be used as Fire Rescue Tenders (FRT). 


The Scania P360 LA 4x2 MNA is fitted with Scania latest 13-litre engine, 2-pedal Opticruise and hydraulic retarder.  This combination offers superb drivability in emergency respond situation, safety and comfort through the higher torque it produces.


“We are very proud to have our vehicles selected once again for such a crucial role where power, reliability and the capability to deliver a payload under volatile conditions is essential. Scania’s strength lies in its ability to provide total solutions for our customers who are satisfied by the products and after sales service,” said General Manager of Scania (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Idros Puteh.