Before then, each community fire department in Green County had its fire stations numbered by how many the community had: fire station number one, two, and so on. Fire trucks, or engines, were usually numbered after their station: fire engine one at fire station one.
Do fire engines have VIN numbers?
Fortunately for emergency responders, each VIN contains a secret code that indicates the model year in which the vehicle was manufactured. Although emergency responders know about VINs, few responders are aware of the model year coding.
How much is a fire engine worth?
What is the cost of a Fire Engine/Pumper/Ladder Truck? The replacement cost of a pumper engine comparable to our current equipment is roughly $550,000.00. This doesn’t include anywhere from $100,000.00 to $150,000.00 for equipment to outfit the engine.
How fast can a fire engine go?
Firetrucks driving into opposing traffic lanes and through intersections could travel no faster than 20 mph. Under the rules, firetrucks trapped in traffic must shut down their sirens and wait with other motorists for the congestion to clear instead of pushing their way through.
What is a 6 alarm fire?
There are 3 engines and a ladder added after each alarm. 18 Engine companies, 6 Ladders, 1 Rescue, and at least one Battalion Chief are included in a 6th alarm.
What is the most expensive fire truck?
Of course, the biggest (and likely most expensive) firetruck in the world was created by a company in Dubai. The vehicle in question, dubbed the Falcon 8×8, is an eight-wheeled fiberglass behemoth that boasts around 900 horsepower.