Throughout the last centuries, since the development of urban areas, fire threats have developed in many types as well. Around the beginning of the 18th century, the threats of fires in dense population brought about specialized firefighters and fire apparatus equipped with hoses and special fire equipment.
The responsibilities of firefighters
A firefighter’s job is like no others’. A fire fighter is one of the bravest man alive, who is always ready to risk his life to save the victims and places on fire. Firefighters respond to a wide variety of emergencies, such as car accidents, chemical spills, flooding, general rescue and water rescue (for humans and animals alike). A fire truck can carry to the fire scene more than five firefighters, depending on the fire apparatus type and, of course, on the gravity of the fire.
Firefighters required to the fire scene
For structural fire, the minimum number of firefighters required for an interior firefighting operation is four. Two firefighters are required inside the building with suppression efforts, while the other two have a back-up responsibility, in the standby mode. However, during severe fires, it may be required tens of firefighters to the fire scenes. For example, wildfires are destructive and hard to control. For this purpose, all fire departments in that area are requested to be present at the fire scene. Volkan Fire is a fire truck producer, which is driven by the idea that none knows better than us how you feel in a time of fire danger. For more than 40 years, we have been a leading fire truck producer Turkey and beyond, all around Asia and Europe. Being one of the best fire truck manufacturers in the country, we have a rich portfolio of quality fire apparatus, perfect for your fire department needs.