There are numerous types of fire vehicles. Fire truck manufacturers have developed over the last fifty years specialized vehicles to respond to a certain type of emergency. There are around twenty different types of fire trucks, such as pumpers, aerial apparatus, squints, logistical support apparatus, general rescue apparatus, wildland engines, conventional fire trucks, etc. There was a need of specialized fire engines because fire threats have increased over the last century, and, as cities are expanding, so do the fires.
The wildland engine configuration
Wildland firefighting requires specialized fire engines that can easily reach difficult terrains and high-gradient roads. This type of fire truck is called wildland fire engine or wildland-urban interface fire apparatus. It must be self-reliant and have high clearances for wheels and suspension. The vehicle configuration is smaller compared to the conventional fire engine. Therefore, besides the driver firefighter, there are only maximum two more seats for the firefighting staff. Most wildland engines have four wheels to improve hill climbing and rough terrain capability. The majority of wildland engines can pump water while driving, which allows mobile attacks on vegetation fires, so it will minimize the rate of spread.
The challenges of a wild fire
The fire fighter who serves areas along the wildland-urban interface face bigger challenges than the one who respond to structural fires. Fire departments in these areas must own at least one wildland engine. This vehicle is only different in function, but it maintain the traditional look and feel of a conventional engine. Volkan Fire is a great fire truck producer Turkey, which has many years of experience in the firefighting vehicles production. We are considered the best and most qualified fire truck producer in Turkey. We export and distribute fire apparatuses in other countries as well, because our vehicles are high quality, durable and very resistant.