Types of fire apparatus


Many people call any big red fire department vehicle a fire truck. Others differentiate between fire engines,  the "hook & ladder" and the Fire chief's car. 

Another common question asked is why are some fire trucks yellow? 

If you read on I will try to explain the different kinds of fire apparatus, what their job is, what they are called and even why some are yellow.


Pumping Apparatus
Ladder Apparatus
Support Apparatus
Other Apparatus
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