Who Can ID This Retired Spanish Fire Truck?

Well, what the hell is this thing and how old is it? Badges have been pixelated. Sure, you could cheat and look at the photo credit... but I know you're better than that. [Museo Municipal de Bomberos/Flickr] » 5/06/14 8:41pm 5/06/14 8:41pm

Traffic Reporter Calls All Clear On Accident, Oblivious To The Car…

Traffic reporter Jennifer Reyna was in the middle of another routine traffic report yesterday when something flashed on screen behind her. She couldn't see it, because TV reporters are actually pointing at thin air, but an SUV crashed into a fire truck at the perfect moment. » 11/15/12 10:00am 11/15/12 10:00am

Watch A Rescue Crew Drive A Firetruck Into A Flood

A rescue crew responding to the Christmas Day flooding in a suburb of Melbourne misjudged the depth of flood waters and plowed straight in, nearly submerging their truck entirely. One firefighter has been "stood down" and the whole crew may end up suspended. » 1/05/12 3:30pm 1/05/12 3:30pm

What commercial vehicle would you buy for fun?

After seeing a firetruck doing a burnout yesterday and a rare television repair van earlier today, we started thinking more about the world of commercial vehicles and how much fun they can be. » 11/19/11 5:00pm 11/19/11 5:00pm

Watch a firetruck lay down a massive smokey burnout

This doesn't seem to be an active firetruck, so we salute this hoon for buying our six-year-old dream machine and then doing a burnout in it. » 11/18/11 1:00pm 11/18/11 1:00pm

Lego Master Prepares For The Zombie ApocaLEGO

Preparing the right vehicle for the zombie apocalypse often requires a lot of time, space and a forgiving family. This is where ApocaLEGO vehicles come in. If minifig zombies want brains, they're going to have to get through this crew. » 2/03/10 11:00am 2/03/10 11:00am

Google Censors Dutch Fire Truck Incident

A moment on Google Street View showing a Dutch fire truck driving away after allegedly knocking down a little old lady on her bike hit the internet yesterday, today Google's completely erased the moment. Too bad we kept the pictures. » 11/12/09 5:10pm 11/12/09 5:10pm

Google Street View Catches Dutch Fire Truck Knocking Down Little Old…

A Google Street View car on assignment in the Netherlands captured what looks like a fire truck bowling over a little old lady and driving away. Luckily, the Googlers stopped to help. Hey guys... where's the fire? » 11/11/09 2:00pm 11/11/09 2:00pm

California Sinkhole Swallows Fire Truck Whole

A water main break caused a massive water leak in a Los Angeles neighborhood, leading to a sinkhole that captured one of LA's much-needed fire trucks. Seriously, it's like a Roland Emmerich movie out there. [CNN] » 9/08/09 4:00pm 9/08/09 4:00pm

Fire Truck Rolls Down Hill, Flattens 1969 Firebird Race Car

This fire truck pulled to the shoulder to let cars pass on a single-lane, mountain road when the ground gave way, causing it to roll down a hill, flattening a 1969 Firebird race car. » 6/10/09 9:00am 6/10/09 9:00am

Opel Blitz Fire Truck Woke Up One Morning In... San Francisco?

Denver has the Mercedes-Benz Feuerwagen, but San Francisco can hold its head up high when it comes to German Emergency Vehicle bragging rights, with this 60s Opel Blitz that Akier photographed in the Sunset District. Make the jump to see the entire gallery and read Akier's description.

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Monster 1937 International Fire Truck Auctioned For $26,000

We know all about Big Red; it's a monster-ized 1937 International fire truck that we first saw at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The beast weighs in at a whopping 30,000-pounds and measures 38-feet long; it's the world's heaviest and longest monster truck. But now it's just sold at the Palm Beach Barret-Jackson auction… » 3/27/08 4:15pm 3/27/08 4:15pm

Adult Swim Raises Bar with V6 and Jet Powered Firetruck

If you've never seen the show, 12Oz. Mouse on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim runs a story line roughly based on intoxication, blowing things up and being as confusing as possible. Not that it makes sense, but we were impressed to see a firetruck with a possibly supercharged V6 in the front, jet engine in the back, skis… » 1/25/08 9:00am 1/25/08 9:00am

Firetruck Loses Control In Rain, Overcorrects Like Whoa


When you're fighting fires and saving lives every second counts. And while driving an emergency vehicle means you're exempt from the laws of traffic, there are no exemptions from the laws of physics as this firetruck driver learns when the rig starts to drift and a slight overcorrection has some awesome looking and,… » 1/09/08 1:00pm 1/09/08 1:00pm

Have No Fear, Big Red Is Watching Over Woodward Avenue

Lock up your arsonists. It's Big Red, possibly the world's longest (38') and heaviest (29,960 lbs) monster truck in the world, parked at the corner of 13 Mile and Woodward Avenue for this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. The sign also notes Red is the world's only fully functional monster fire truck, which could prove… » 8/18/07 9:00am 8/18/07 9:00am

Boy, Where's The Feuer?

You got a mailbox on your bumper and... never mind. The idea of going to a distant land and bringing back some weird vehicle with which to rattle local minds has always had its appeal; for example, the guy in my town who drives around in a Pinzgauer (with Swiss military markings) probably has way more fun on his… » 3/15/07 3:06pm 3/15/07 3:06pm

New Hose Turks: Firefighters Levitate Car

The video quality of this clip's a bit too sketchy for us to tell what just what brand or variant of Fiat 124-type vehicle these wacky Turkish firefighters are levitating via water pressure, but they do manage to raise it shockingly high in the air with their hoses. Which has us thinking, if we ever find ourselves… » 2/22/07 2:30pm 2/22/07 2:30pm