© Rosenbauer

30.01.2018

DID YOU KNOW ...

... that the protective equipment of firefighters weighs up to 40 kg? We have gathered further impressive figures on firefighting equipment.

A turntable ladder can be extended up to 68 m.

The pumps of a fire engine have an output of up to 10,000 liters per minute at a pressure of 10 bar.

Universal fire engines have up to 480 hp.

A fully-loaded heavy rescue vehicle can weigh up to 16 t.

One of the smallest fire engines was the BMW C1 enclosed scooter. In 2001, the model was provided with firefighting equipment - including blue light, radio equipment and a 10-liter tank with water and extinguishing agent.

One of the largest fire engines was a Freightliner truck from 1970 - carrying supposedly 37,850 liters of water. (sno)

Further Information

VDMA Firefighting Equipment