Although most people use the terms “fire engine” and “fire truck” interchangeably, these two vehicles are very different from each other in terms of functionality, design, and purpose. Since the 16th century when the first fire apparatus was invented, firefighting sector has been constantly developing and innovating. Therefore, fire truck manufacturers started designing different types of fire apparatus, according to the fire emergency and fire type.
The difference between pumpers and fire trucks
Fire engines named as pumpers are typically the first vehicles that arrive at a fire scene. They carry the water tanks, whose capacity is around 1000 gallons (3700 liters) of water. It helps firefighter to fight the fires with chemical foams and water through powerful hoses. If the water supply is not enough, the suction hoses can be connected to external sources of water, such as hydrants, lakes, swimming pools, rivers. On the other hand, a fire truck engine or simply fire trucks are vehicles, which transport firefighters and their fire equipment at the scene of the fire. The fire equipment includes ladders, rescue gear, communication system, and many other tools. Fire trucks carry aerial ladders instead of water tanks and most of them are heavy vehicles with more than 6 wheels.
Firetruck production in Turkey
Depending on the situation, firefighters on fire trucks focus on supportive tasks such as ventilation, rescuing the victims and monitoring the fire’s movement. Volkan Fire has a huge portfolio of fire trucks, fire engines and aerial platforms at competitive prices compared to any other fire truck producer Turkey. We are driven by the thought “ we know how you feel at the moment of danger”, therefore we are a fire truck producer, which invests its best knowledge in firefighting production for more than 40 years.