The terms “fire truck” and “fire engine” are used interchangeably. The main purpose of any fire appliance is to transport firefighters and firefighting equipment to the incident area. However, there are some differences between the types of fire apparatus, in terms of specialization. This being said, fire trucks and fire engines do not refer to the same vehicle.
What is a fire truck?
Fire trucks are vehicles transport the trained personnel and the firefighting tools to the scene, but they provide a limited supply of water, because their main purpose is to carry tools used by firefighters to put out fires or to respond to other types of emergencies, such as vehicle extraction, forcible entry, water rescue, etc.
What is a pumper?
The standard engines known as pumpers carry a large amount of water, carry hoses, and pump water. The engine can also carry other tools, like ladders, but these can be carried around and they are set up by firefighters. The fire engine price depends on many aspects, such as size, water tank capacity, seats for firefighters, brand, innovations. The price can vary between 50.000 dollars and 750.000 dollars. The water tank can usually carry 500-700 gallons and the engine can pump the water with approximately 1500 GPM.
Fire engine for sale
The firefighter tools found on a fire truck or engine vary a lot, depending on many factors, including the kind of terrain the department handles and the size of the department. Volkan Fire is a specialized fire truck producer and distributor in Europe, with a wide variety of choices and innovative solutions. Some of our pumpers for wildland firefighting provide the possibility to pump water while driving, which is a revolutionary innovation for increasing the efficiency of the firefighters, and for keeping the personnel safer.