FIRE & RESCUE: The Dominator™

Alkane Truck Company’s DOMINATOR™ Fire and Rescue prototype

Alkane’s First Responder: the DOMINATOR™

Most people don’t realize the important role clean diesel technology plays in providing routine and emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Nowhere is it more critical to have the ultimate reliability than in fire and emergency vehicles. Call 911, and odds are that a piece of diesel-powered equipment will respond. Over 98 percent of first responder vehicles, including fire trucks, ambulances and other rescue equipment, are powered by diesel.

Rescue and recovery efforts after natural disasters have demonstrated the vital role of diesel power first-hand, powering National Guard rescue vehicles, providing backup electrical power, supplemental water pumps and portable refrigeration.

In the recovery phase, it is diesel technology that powers the construction machines and equipment to clear debris and rebuild communities. In communities across America, first responders, emergency planners and elected officials call on a full array of tools to prepare for, prevent and respond to natural and man-made disasters. They depend on clean diesel power to provide fire and rescue services, as well as reliable, immediate and full strength electric power when there is a failure of the primary power supply system, minimizing losses from unpredictable events.

In the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters, diesel-powered equipment immediately goes to work, aiding in rescue operations and clean up processes. Diesel-powered heavy equipment is the first to respond to open roads, restore power and the clean-up of the devastated areas. Diesel’s work continues as a partner in the rebuilding efforts.

Diesel vehicles also play an important role in protecting our public safety and homeland security. Approximately one-third of the fuel consumed by the US military each year is diesel.

That said, the goal is always to save lives and brave responders deserve the best tools to protect themselves while they save others.

Alkane Truck Company has built the ultimate response partner for emergency services — the humvee-style DOMINATOR. This 4WD workhorse is built to handle any terrain and, with the snorkel exhaust, the DOMINATOR can negotiate 40 inches of water with ease. Constructed of heavy gauge steel, standard features include a 12,000 lb winch, full-body LINE-X® protective coating, high-torque American-made V-8 engine, R-90 6-speed automatic transmission and is available to run on a number of fuel choices including clean diesel. Alkane engineers are developing armoring options for military and police applications.

Adding impenetrable to impervious, the armored DOMINATOR is a rolling fortress.

For more information and technical specifications on the DOMINATOR, see

Alkane thanks the Diesel Technology Forum ( for its contribution to this article.

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