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CAMI Proposes Amphibious Responder Ideal for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
Date:11/20/2013

, Wolf Blitzer of CNN’s The Situation Room made the following statement that aired on November 12, 2013: “Well, officially, they are going to tell you they need everything. Put I spoke to General Paul Kennedy earlier today from the Philippines, the man in charge of the relief operation on the ground. He wants amphibious ships. He wants those smaller, that smaller capability as well to get into these tough areas.”

“Response crews working to relieve Typhoon Haiyan victims need an amphibious vehicle that can traverse these landscapes, to get the aid to remote areas cut off by water and debris,” Giljam continues. “In the Philippines, there are few bridges to connect most of the islands. Sadly, there are people sitting on those islands in desperate need of help.”

The AR-SAR is a purpose-built vehicle, unlike any other in the world. The chief engineer at CAMI provides decades of custom fire and rescue vehicle manufacturing experience, which is infused in the Amphibious Responder’s design.

With the AR-SAR, relief supplies – food, water, medical aid, tools and equipment – can be brought into areas unable to be reached by conventional vehicles. It can even operate in winds where helicopters cannot be safely deployed; this can bring relief and rescue workers to the most affected areas hours or days before other traditional means. The Amphibious Responder was designed with a modular footprint; tires or tracks are interchangeable, as needed for the variation of terrains. Another benefit is that it can be deployed and transported anywhere around the world via truck, ship, plane or rail.

In summary, the Amphibious Responder provides the following benefits and capabilities: land and water rescue operations, firefighting capability (optional), mobile ambulatory capability (optional), unsinkable floatation foam, forklift and car
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