Several theories attempt to explain why fire engines are red. One theory states that the majority of cars were black in the early 1920s, so fire engines were painted red to make them stand out from the other cars. More »

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There are several theories about why fire engines are red. One theory suggests that fire trucks were first painted red back in the 1800s when fire brigades took so much pride in their trucks that they wanted them to stan... More »

Used fire trucks are available to buy online at FireTruckMall.com, FentonFire.com and FireLineEquipment.com, as of 2015. The listings include models from the 1940s up to 2014. Prices range from under $5,000 to more than ... More »

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There are several theories about why fire engines are red. One theory suggests that fire trucks were first painted red back in the 1800s when fire brigades took so much pride in their trucks that they wanted them to stan... More »

As of 2014, a fire hydrant weighs a minimum of 500 pounds. Older hydrants used by firemen in the city of New York between 1904 and the 1930s weighed up to 800 lbs. Digging up a fire hydrant may cost between $2,000 and $4... More »

An ISO Class 1 fire department is one that provides excellent fire protection based upon an evaluation by the Insurance Services Office, a New Jersey-based for-profit company that provides these ratings. ISO sells the in... More »

Firefighters use a variety of tools depending on the type of fire, but they usually include protective clothing and a helmet, an oxygen mask and tank, a powerful flashlight, an axe and a pry tool. This is in addition to ... More »