A fire truck is a vehicle produced primarily for firefighting operations, it is also known as in some regions as a fire apparatus, fire truck, or fire appliance, In addition, many fire departments/fire services often employ their vehicles for various other uses including emergency medical services and rescue purposes. The terms "fire engine" and "fire truck" are often used interchangeably. The main purposes of a firefighter truck include transporting to an incident scene, providing water with which to fight a fire, and carrying other equipment required by firefighters. Many fire vehicles are based on standard vehicle models and they are normally fitted with audible and visual alerts, in addition to communication equipment such as 2-way radios and mobile computer technology.
There are various types of Fire Fighting truck models available they are as Dyna Fire Fighting Truck, Condor Fire Fighting Truck, Safari Fire Fighting Truck, Dolphin Fire Fighting Truck and Ranger Fire Fighting Truck etc.
Conventional Fire Equipment: The standard fire engine is an apparatus designed primarily for firefighting operations. It providing a limited supply of water with which to fight the fire and carrying tools, equipment, and hoses needed by the firefighter. Standard tools found on nearly all fire engines include ladders, hydraulic rescue tools (often referred to as the Jaws of Life), floodlights, fire hose, fire extinguishers, self-contained breathing apparatus, and thermal imaging cameras. Some fire engines have a fixed deluge gun, also known as a master stream.
Aerial Apparatus: A turntable ladder (TL) is perhaps the best-known form of special purpose aerial apparatus and is used to gain access to fires occurring at height using a large telescopic ladder, a ladder can also be mounted behind the cab. This is sometimes called "mid-ship" and the arrangement allows a lower travel height for the truck.
Tiller Truck: Tiller truck, also known as a tractor-drawn aerial, tiller ladder, or hook-and-ladder truck, is a specialised turntable ladder mounted on a semi-trailer truck. The Independent steering of the front and back wheels allow the tiller to make much sharper turns, which is especially helpful on narrow streets and apartment complexes with a maze-like road.
Rescue Apparatus: A heavy rescue vehicle, is a type of speciality firefighting machinery, it designed to carry specialised equipment for technical rescue conditions such as vehicle estovers following traffic collisions, confined space rescues, rope rescues, swift water rescues, or building fall down.
Airport Crash Tender: An airport crash tender, or "crash rig", is a particular fire engine designed for utilizing at aerodromes in aircraft accidents, the crash rigs unique are their ability to move on rough terrain outside the runway and airport area, huge amount of water capacity as well as a foam tank, a high-capacity pump, and water/foam monitors.
Design And Construction: The vehicle design and construction of fire engines focus very much on the use of both active and passive alerts & warnings, these types of warnings are often seen on older vehicles. The modern designs make use of retroreflectors to reflect light from other vehicles. The fire truck is headed to the scene and the lights are always inclusive by loud audible warnings such as sirens and air horn.
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