Did you know that the fire truck has been around for over 200 years?
It all started in London in the late 1600s when insurance companies created a horse-drawn wagon with buckets of water to protect their clients’ properties.
Fast forward to today and our modern fire trucks are much more advanced!
Each fire truck is a big, heavy vehicle, usually painted bright red to ensure it catches everyone’s eye on the road.
They race down streets, with sirens wailing and lights flashing, whenever there’s a fire or when someone is in danger.
Apart from water, a fire truck carries lots of equipment like ladders, hoses, axes, and the “Jaws of Life,” used to pry open crushed cars.
Did you know that the fire truck’s water cannon can spray up to 1,000 gallons a minute?
That’s about the same as filling up your bathtub 20 times in just 60 seconds!
So, next time you see a fire truck whizzing by, remember that it’s off to do an important, lifesaving job.