The Worst Fire Engines

Fire trucks are meant to scream authority. They have to, they're going to what could be a matter of life and death. What truck do you not want to see show up to save you? » 12/26/13 10:00am 12/26/13 10:00am

Fire Trucks With Escalators Would Save Many More Lives

Orville Douglas Denison spent his youth sketching out futuristic aircraft, but in retirement he's turned pragmatic. His "aerial fire truck," a cross between a conveyer belt and a ladder, could help firefighters quickly shuttle victims out of burning buildings. » 1/05/11 5:24pm 1/05/11 5:24pm

How We Helped Hungary's Toxic Sludge Victims

The morning after 35 million cubic feet of caustic waste devastated 15 square miles of Hungary, a group of petrolheads traveled to ground zero and set up a mobile kitchen. We lent a hand in a Ford Transit fire truck. » 10/14/10 1:30pm 10/14/10 1:30pm