A well-equipped firefighting crew must rely on durable and resistant tools. It is very important for a fire truck to be fully equipped while responding to an emergency. It is not only about the safety of the victims but about the safety of the firefighters as well. There are many tools a firefighter has to use when he responds to an emergency, depending on its nature: fire, earthquake, flooding, general rescue, car crash or chemical spill. In all situations, firefighter must wear high-protective gear.
Many fire truck manufacturers produce all the necessary firefighting equipment, others do not. However, fire departments prefer innovative solutions, which help them to respond quick and efficient. Fire trucks are the vehicles, which transport the firefighters and the fire equipment at the emergency scene. In the back of a fire apparatus, you can find hoses, ladders, communication systems, extinguishers, hooks, axes, shovels, hammers, forcible entry tools, wildland tools, fire blankets, and fire-resistant gear. Each of them has great importance for any fire fighter.
Classification of firefighting tools
All these tools are classified according to their usage. There are many types of tools used in a fire emergency or any other type of emergencies, and they are not necessarily manufactured by a fire truck producer. We can enumerate the following categories: rescue tools, forcible entry tools, communication systems, extinguishers and other chemicals, wildland tools, hoses, protective gear. During an emergency, firefighters may use all of these tools one by one. A ladder is an important tool, which gives the firefighting crew the possibility to reach victims at height or to fight the flames from the above. Volkan Fire is the best fire truck producer Turkey, which produces high-quality fire apparatuses, innovative solutions and plenty of organized space for fire equipment in the back of the vehicles.