Wildland fire tender

A wildland fire tender is a specialized vehicle capable of bringing water, foam, or dry chemicals to fire trucks in the field that are engaged on the fireline. These vehicles are specifically designed for fire fighting often with four-wheel drive, rugged suspension and high wheel clearance for mountainous dirt road conditions.

Fire tenders are generally equipped with associated fire station equipment including required number of breathing apparatus, first aid kits, telescopic ladders, heat resisting fiber glass blankets, overall suits, electrically insulated rubber hand gloves, fireman’s axes with insulated handle, fireman’s helmets made of fiber glass, leather belt and pouch for axe, etc.

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* Wildland fire engine
* Wildland fire suppression
* fire truck
* Mini Pumper

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