Horror Video Shows Helicopter Explode After It Gets Hit By A Firetruck

A firetruck somehow crashed into a helicopter in Santiago, Chile today, splitting the chopper in two and sending it into an out-of-control spin until it exploded. » 12/01/14 3:13pm 12/01/14 3:13pm

Here's A Ridiculous Study Of Two Countries As Told In Fire Trucks

Though they may look identical in every way and no way at all whatsoever, Germany and Canada are in fact VERY different countries. Don't believe me? Okay first, that's weird, they are definitely not the same place, but second, here's how their respective fire departments respond to obstacles in their path. » 10/15/14 10:22am 10/15/14 10:22am

Ice Cream Truck Song As A Fire Truck Siren Is Hilarious And Creepy

So there you are, just another day driving the golf cart around your sunny Florida community when a heavy rescue rig comes barreling around the corner running full lights and... is that an ice cream truck song? » 10/13/14 12:13pm 10/13/14 12:13pm

Firefighter Racing is the Best Almost-Motorsport To Exist

So I was bored on a Friday night, and I saw an ad in the paper for some sort of firefighting competition at a local firehall. I'd previously noticed that this firehall had what appeared to be a drag strip on the premesis, so for the $4 admission fee I went to check it out. Here's what I found: » 7/19/14 12:07pm 7/19/14 12:07pm

Fire Truck Crash Reminds Us That Australian News Anchors Are Beautiful

Early this morning a Freightliner fire truck hit some barriers and flipped over en route to an apartment fire in Flemington, Australia. But I had to watch this newscast three times to figure it out, and not just because I had to look up what "bollard" means. » 6/18/14 5:20pm 6/18/14 5:20pm

Airport Fire Truck Versus Military Flamethrower: Who Wins?

The E-One Titan Force fire truck is one of the fastest in the fleet, and can spray 25 gallons of water per second from its pair of front-mounted turrets. Then again, a Marine welding an M-9 flamethrower can unleash a 3,500ºF rail of inferno with the push of a button. Which device will establish dominance? » 5/12/14 10:03am 5/12/14 10:03am

Finally, A Truck By The River You'll Want To Sleep In

Inshriach House is a charmingly picturesque Edwardian country estate hotel of Scotland. Activities include axe throwing, sitting by the fire with tea, and now sleeping in the "Beer Moth"— a 1954 Commer fire truck converted into luxurious camping for two. » 4/25/14 3:45pm 4/25/14 3:45pm

Radio DJ Invents Tool To Help Ambulances Through Intersections

Dave Gross aka "Dr. Dave" of Fort Wayne, Indiana's Fun 107.1 FM has spent the last fourteen years casually working on a device that would allow traffic lights to change automatically for emergency responders between getting his medical degree and spinning tunes. » 3/14/14 2:34pm 3/14/14 2:34pm

This Insane Perversion Of A Chevy S-10 Has A Fire Truck V12

Feast your eyes upon what looks like a Doctor Moreau-style splicing experiment between a Tyrrell P34, Plymouth Prowler, a few GM trucks, a fire truck, an airplane, and some farm equipment. » 2/12/14 11:00am 2/12/14 11:00am

The Cutest Little Emergency Response Team You Ever Did See

I may have a minor obsession with realistic R/C trucks, but this group of tiny disaster response rigs working together is cute enough to melt any trucker's cholesterol-clogged heart. » 1/23/14 4:15pm 1/23/14 4:15pm

Hero Firefighter Uses Beer To Put Out Beer Truck Fire

Bros everywhere will crush cans in approval when they hear Houston firefighter Craig Moreau saved a Coors truck from burning by spraying beer on the blaze. » 1/09/14 11:30am 1/09/14 11:30am

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

This Might Be The World's Most Badass Rescue Vehicle

Just when you thought the Range Rover Hybrid was the latest big-deal in off-roading, Ghe-O Motors steps on the scene and makes Batman's Tumbler look like a golf cart. » 10/15/13 11:44am 10/15/13 11:44am

Watch This Colorado Firetruck Drive Through A Massive Flood

Here is a Longmont Colorado firetruck. And here is the St. Vrain River massively overflowing past its banks. Will the firetruck stop? Hell no. » 9/17/13 5:20pm 9/17/13 5:20pm

The Ten Strangest Firetrucks Ever Built

Firefighting vehicles all seem to follow the same formula: big, red trucks that all looks the same. Jalopnik readers found ten blaze-extinguishing rigs that don't quite fit the mold. » 1/25/13 11:00am 1/25/13 11:00am

The Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz Bought A Fire Truck For His Dominican…

Nelson Cruz is from San Francisco de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, and his home town didn't have much in the way of a fire truck or ambulances. Until now. Cruz leveraged his athletic success to buy one for the town. » 10/05/12 10:00am 10/05/12 10:00am

This Fire Truck Manufacturer Used Fire Department Money To Pay For His…

When a community scrapes together taxpayer dollars to buy a new fire truck, it reasonably expects to get one eventually. Such was not the case for communities that placed orders with Elite Fire Apparatus. » 9/24/12 1:40pm 9/24/12 1:40pm