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Surprise (AZ) Fire-Medical Department Type 6 wildland brush truck; Dodge Ram 5500 4×4 Crew Cab and chassis; Cummins 6.5L 16 360-hp diesel engine; Waterous CAF system; and 300-gallon polypropylene water tank.

A wide variety of aircraft are in use helping ground crews fight wildland fires, from fixed-wing aircraft to customized helicopters carrying water/retardant tanks to choppers hauling buckets on cables and even drones that can drop off equipment to ground crews.