The ACT government has agreed to trial a plug-in hybrid electric fire truck in Canberra, reports The Driven. The deal marks another step toward the push to reduce transport emissions. The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) work with Rosenbauer to engineer the “Concept Fire Truck” (CFT) for Australian conditions, according to ACT emergency services minister...

Rosenbauer offers the Hendrickson Steertek™ NXT 45° cramp angle. It offers three ackermann options: 195″ – 225″ – 250″ wheelbases. Why is this important? If your rear tires don’t follow the geometry of the front steering axle your chassis will push or drag the rear tires across the road surface. Losing optimal rear traction, causing...

Wright City (MO) Fire Protections District pumper. Commander 7818 cab and chassis; Cummins ISL9 450-hp engine; Waterous S100 1,500-gpm pump; Pro Poly 750-gallon polypropylene water tank.

"Our philosophy was to use the opinions of the whole department, with help from Horrocks Fire and Rescue Apparatus, the local Rosenbauer dealer, and Rosenbauer engineers directly at the factory. We felt that in this way, everybody in our fire company could give their opinions, and we would satisfy everyone’s ideas."

Jefferson City (MO) Fire Department, rescue-pumpers (2). Commander cabs and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engines; Waterous S100D/C20 1,500-gpm pumps; Pro Poly 750-gallon polypropylene water tanks.