A Buyer’s Guide To Finding The Right Fire Truck

Not all used fire trucks are created equal. Knowing which one to choose can be overwhelming. Factor in the actual investment dollars, and the ante goes up. Read: you’re deciding today what your fire department will need tomorrow. How do you choose a previously owned fire truck that’ll meet your needs now while still standing the test of…

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5 Things To Consider When Buying a Quint

As a jack of all trades, quints bring a lot of different capabilities to your fire department. But making sure you’re adding the right used fire truck to your fleet, at the right time, and for the right reason, is important. A good fleet is about more than just the sum of its parts. You want to…

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How Do Fire Trucks Work?

From a young age, we learn about the heroic work of firefighters and grow up admiring their massive red trucks with lights and sirens — but firefighters and their engines are much more than the painted outline we remember. The ins and outs of how a fire engine works range from transporting firefighters to carrying…

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Tips for Buying a Used Fire Truck

Buying a fire truck for your volunteer fire station is a crucial decision. There’s no price too high when it comes to saving people’s lives, but you know there’s a limit to your budget. You need to buy a quality fire truck to protect your community without breaking the bank. You can save money for…

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Types of Fire Apparatuses: A Guide to Fire Equipment

Firetrucks, engines, tankers and other types of firefighting equipment all have qualities that make them unique. If you have ever wondered what makes a tanker different from a pumper, here’s your chance to find out. After reading through the information below, you will be a more knowledgeable buyer, seller or fan of all types of…

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3 Tips to Know Before You Buy a Tanker

Striking the right balance on your tanker truck needs isn’t always easy. Is a single, bigger tanker truck the right option for your fire department? Or, would a fleet of several smaller tankers make more sense over the long term? There are a few different ways to go about building the right tanker truck coverage. If…

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4 Questions To Ask Before Buying a Used Ladder Truck

Not all ladder trucks are created equal. That means picking the right one for your fire department isn’t as simple as “what goes up must come down”. Specs, seating capacity, whether or not you need a pump… Figuring exactly what kind of ladder truck your department needs before you buy is really important. So, where do…

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7 Tips for photographing your used fire truck

If a photo speaks a thousand words, that goes double for a shot of something you’re trying to sell. From ladder trucks to tankers and everything in between, getting the photos right is important. Keep these tips in mind when snapping pictures of your pre-owned fire truck to up your chances of selling faster – and for…

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