Type 3 Fire Engine

 

Type 3 Fire Engine

A Type 3 fire engine is what you’ll see if you live in a mountainous or rural community. These (typically) four-wheel drive apparatus are designed for rapid deployment, pick up, and relocation during wildfires. Technically, a Type 3 fire engine includes a pump operating at 120 gpm, a large 500 gal/tank, 1000 ft. 1 1/2″ hose, 800 ft. 1″, and minimum of four firefighters. There are other types of fire apparatus as well, including Type 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7, but Type 1 and Type 3 are often the most commonly used in a metro or rural community.

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