The Unipower Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) was a first response airfield crash, fire and rescue vehicle. It had exceptional performance and could operate in extremes of climate. Unipower of Coventry (formerly Alvis Motors) chose a DC motor-driven Albany GE to pump foam concentrate into the water stream. The RIV is currently in triservice use with the British Ministry of Defence, for deployment worldwide.
Albany supply 24 volt DC motor powered foam concentrate pumps for pumping foam into the main water flow and also for transfer of foam and filling tanks. Foam pumps can also be driven by air motors or hydraulic motors, and in larger fire appliances they are sometimes powered by their own diesel engine.