Since fire is one of the most dangerous natural or manmade disasters, people who work to combat it and the equipment they use must be specialized and following healthy, safety and quality standards. Firetruck manufacturers are complex companies, which take the responsibility of designing and producing the most secure, quality and efficient vehicles on the market. Volkan Fire is among the best fire truck producers in Turkey, whose fire trucks are qualified, resistant, modern and easy to control. A fire truck equipment is very complex and includes both technical tools and firefighter turnout gear.
Fire engine equipment
The main component of a fire truck is the fire hoses. While they may seem simple tools, they have a huge role during fire combat. There are two types of hoes, one for water suction from an outside source and one for expelling it towards the fire. All hoses must meet strict requirements to meet the demands of fire departments. Apart from hoses, the equipment includes foam, nozzles, and fire ladders. Besides, fire trucks must own radios (at least one mounted and one portable), radio straps, flashlights, survival gear, halligans, and roof hooks.
The fire truck production is very strict when it comes to safety and health requirements. Most of the times, firefighters must risk their lives to save others. One of the most important is SCBA Equipment ( Self-contained breathing apparatus) which provides oxygen and protects the firefighters from smoke intoxication. A piece of additional equipment is the firefighter gear, which includes coats, pants, boots, gloves, masks and helmets, all of them resistant to high temperature and flames. The firefighter protective clothing includes three layers of material (outer shell, which is flame-resistant, thermal liner, which is insulated from heat and moisture barrier, which protects against water, chemicals, and retardant fluids).