# You asked: How do you value a fire truck?

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When calculating depreciation, begin with the original selling price of the vehicle when new. The average fire apparatus depreciates approximately 15% within the first year, 10% the following year, 10% the third year, 7% the fourth year, and 5% the fifth year.

## How much is a fire truck worth?

A basic fire truck or engine with no equipment on it can cost as little as \$250,000, but the price can go up to \$6 million (rarely) depending on the type of vehicle. Then there’s the equipment too which can cost more than the truck itself.

## What do fire truck numbers mean?

In many fire protection districts, the first number or couple of numbers identifies the fire protection district, the next number denotes the station and the final number refers to the type of apparatus.

## How much does an ARFF truck cost?

Right now, the most delectable ARFF truck on the planet is the Striker, built by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation in Wisconsin. It costs \$675,000. Think of the Striker as the Porsche 959 of firetrucks.

## What is the life expectancy of a fire truck?

The average lifespan of a fire engine or ladder truck is around 12 to 15 years, the first six years spent as a frontline vehicle before moving to the reserve fleet.

## What are the different types of fire trucks?

9 Different Types of Fire Trucks Explained (With Photos)

• Conventional Fire Truck.
• Pumper Truck.
• Heavy Rescue Vehicle.
• Tiller Truck.
• Wildland Fire Engines.
• Quints.
• A-Wagon.

## How are fire houses numbered?

Fire trucks, or engines, were usually numbered after their station: fire engine one at fire station one. But if fire engines from different communities responded to the same fire, things could get tricky. “Well, is that engine one from Fairborn?

## How are FDNY engines numbered?

The Engines are mostly sequential and ladders are mostly sequential (with a few gaps here and there). The same holds true in NYC where sequential numbers were assigned to Engines and Ladders as independent fire companies were abosorbed into the FDNY.

## How much does a Panther fire truck cost?

Together, the two vehicles cost \$1.4 million.

## Why are airport fire trucks different?

The difference largely comes down to weight. Some of these trucks are so heavy, that if they are at or near top speed, they only have one good ‘breaking’ in their brakes before they over-heat and have to be repaired. Airport crash trucks are tremendously heavy, because they have to carry their water with them.

## Why are airport fire trucks different colors?

Both visibility and recognition are important facets of emergency vehicle conspicuity. The use of contrasting colors can assist drivers with locating a hazard amid the visual clutter of the roadway. Fluorescent colors (especially fluorescent yellow-green and orange) offer higher visibility during daylight hours.

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## How often should fire trucks be replaced?

First, departments should execute caution when considering whether to refurbish or update their current apparatus. While it may seem like a good, quick fix, these smaller fixes add up quickly. Any trucks over 20 years old will see no value from upgrading, and after 25 years a fire apparatus should be retired.

## How much is a hook and ladder fire truck?

A ladder truck will cost in the range of \$550,000 to \$650,000. The typical life span for a fire engine is 10 years and for a ladder truck 15 years. This is based on the point where the cost of maintenance is greater than the payments on a new piece of apparatus.