Over the years, fire apparatus has developed and evolved in many different types and models suitable for different fire scenes. The two main categories are fire engines or pumpers, which carry water tanks to extinguish the fires and fire trucks, which are aerial apparatus endowed with ladders and other types of equipment. Firetruck manufacturers must produce these vehicles according to the dimension requirements from the international fire code.
Dimensions by fire apparatus types
There is a big difference between a fire truck and a fire engine, in terms of purpose and usage. Their dimensions are mainly the same, with some small differences. A pumper which is the first vehicle that arrives at a fire scene and carries water and hoses has an average width of 2 and a half meters, an average height of 2 meters and an average length of 8 meters (depending on how big the water tank is). Fire trucks are a bit bigger, having a width of 2,6 meters, a height of 3 meters and a length of 12 meters. The height and length of fire trucks differ depending on the ladder dimensions.
Having learned how wide is a fire truck, we can decide on which road the fire apparatus can have access. If the fire scene happens on a very narrow road, the firefighters will reach the fires with the help of hoses and aerial ladders (to reach the fires from a height). Volkan Fire is a qualified fire truck producer Turkey and a trustable fire truck producer, which offers many types and model of fire apparatus. Regarding your fire department needs and requirements, you can choose from our varied portfolio the most suitable fire engine or fire truck (for rural areas, urban areas, rough terrain, and wildness).