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Types of Fire Trucks

Airport Crash Tender
Airport Crash Tender

An airport crash tender (known in some countries as an airport fire appliance) is a specialised fire engine designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting at aerodromes, airports, and military air bases

Command Support Unit
Command Support Unit

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Conventional Fire Appliance
Conventional Fire Appliance

The conventional fire apparatus which can also be called a fire appliance, fire tender, fire engine, water ladder, pumper or pump-ladder has several methods of pumping water onto the fire. The most common method is to pass water from a pump through hoses to the fire.

Hazardous Materials Apparatus
Hazardous Materials Apparatus

Hazardous materials (hazmat) vehicles have been called the stepchildren of emergency vehicles, likely because they are used much more infrequently than other fire trucks in a department's fleet.

Heavy Rescue Vehicle
Heavy Rescue Vehicle

A heavy rescue vehicle is a type of specialty firefighting or emergency medical services apparatus. They are primarily designed to provide the specialized equipment necessary for technical rescue situations such as traffic collisions requiring vehicle extrication, building collapses, confined space rescue, rope rescues and swiftwater rescues.

Hydraulic Platform
Hydraulic Platform

Hydraulic Platform. A hydraulic platform, also known as articulating booms, snorkels and platform trucks,is a specialized aerial work platform designed for firefighting use. They have a number of functions, which follow the same principles as the turntable ladder, providing high level access and elevated water pump positions. Some hydraulic platforms are articulated, which allows the arm to bend in one or more places, giving it the ability to go "up and over" an obstacle.

Tower Ladder
Tower Ladder

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Turntable Ladder
Turntable Ladder

A turntable ladder is perhaps the best-known form of special purpose aerial apparatus, and is used to gain access to fires occurring at height using a large telescopic ladder, where conventional ladders carried on conventional appliances might not reach.

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