In the last centuries, fire truck manufacturers have been developed and designed many different types of fire apparatus. Each type is specially manufactured to respond to a certain type of emergency, especially fires. Just like there are many types of fire, there are many types of fire engines as well.
What is a road-off fire apparatus?
First of all, what does off-road mean and how a fire department responds to an emergency which happens in such an area? Off-road refers to rough terrain, where most of the vehicles cannot enter. An off-road fire engine is specially designed to reach the most difficult terrains in case of emergency. For example, wildfires cannot be extinguished without such a vehicle. This type of engine has big tires and great balance on the body car. They are generally smaller than other types of fire apparatus, so they can easily travel in rough terrain. Also, the firefighters who respond to wildfires are called smokejumpers and they are specially trained in wildfire suppression tactics.
What type is a wildfire engine?
To distinguish them, each fire truck has a different name, according to its usage. Type 1, type 2 and type 3 are big fire apparatus, designed for rural and urban areas, fully equipped and available to carry up to 2000 liters of water. The wildfire engines are type 5, 6 and 7. They have a smaller configuration than the previous ones and they have better maneuverability and accessibility that you cannot find in the other ones. Even if they are smaller, they can still carry up to 400 gallons of water. You can find all these types of fire apparatus at Volkan Fire, the best fire truck producer Turkey. Our vehicles stand out with their quality, design, durability, and efficiency.