As you probably know, a firefighter does not only respond to fire emergencies but to other situations as well. He is trained to respond to different situations, such as car crashes, general rescue, flooding, earthquakes, chemical, biological and radioactive spills. Therefore, fire truck manufacturers have been asked to develop different types of fire apparatuses, which can be suitable for every emergency. That is why today we have more than ten different types of fire vehicle configurations.
Specialized vehicles for general rescue
All fire vehicles are designed to offer immediate rescue. No matter the situation, a fire apparatus can always provide the universal tools used in emergencies. However, some situations need specialized help. For example, aerial apparatuses are equipped with turntable ladders that can reach 15 meters height. Victims and animals blocked at height are always helped by a fire fighter on an aerial ladder or platform. Many companies produce only the most common fire apparatuses, such as fire engines, fire trucks, and aerial ladders. However, Volkan Fire is a specialized fire truck producer Turkey, that offer a wide range of choices, such as wildland engines, pumpers, general rescue apparatus, aerial platforms, tiller trucks, and conventional fire apparatuses.
Technical rescue apparatus
The technical rescue apparatus or the heavy rescue vehicle is a specialized fire truck designed to carry specialized tools and fire equipment for technical rescues, such as trench rescue, vehicle extrication, structural collapse rescue, water rescue, confined space rescue, and machinery rescue. The configuration of this vehicle is heavy and big, which gives it power and allows it to carry many tools. A well-known fire truck producer can also manufacture hazardous materials apparatus. This vehicle controls scenes, which involve spilled or leaking hazardous chemicals. The firefighters wear specialized gear and they are trained to mitigate chemical or radioactive emergencies.