Fire Truck Party Supplies

Fire Truck Party Supplies

Fire Truck Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Fire Truck Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page.

Fire Truck Party Supplies – The Background

Fire Truck Party Supplies are based on fire trucks, also known as fire engine or fire appliance, a specially designed vehicle to help the firefighters in fighting fires. Fire Trucks transport the firefighters to the scene. They provide water and other equipment as well as access to the fire. At some places, fire trucks and fire engines are different.

Modern fire trucks are multi-purpose vehicles that carry equipments and professionals for a wide range of rescue tasks; firefighting being one of them. Most fire trucks carry ladders, axes and cutting equipment, pike poles, halligan bars, ventilating equipment, fire extinguishers, hose ramps, floodlights, SBCA (self-contained breathing apparatus) and many other general tools. They also carry two-way radio for communication.

Fire trucks are based on standard lorry or truck models and have heavy duty suspensions, tires, brakes, transmission, alternator and cooling systems. They also have warning equipment like, flashing lights, sirens and horns. These are used to and make themselves visible to other units and to protect themselves from traffic. In many countries, use of the audible and visual warnings provides the driver exemption from road traffic laws like, it provides the right to exceed speed limits, and jump lights. It is also the duty of the other motorists to move out of the way. Those who do not follow this rule may be prosecuted.

The fire trucks use different methods to pump water on the fire. One such method is to use hoses to get the water from a fire hydrant using a number of valves and pass it on the fire. Some fire trucks have a deck gun (also called as pumping cannon or fire monitor), and the operator points the water onto the fire. But the water from the pumping cannon can reach to a limited distance vertically as well as horizontally, so mostly in the dense city population it is not much effective. But it is being used successfully for crowd control.

Some fire trucks have their own storage of water so that the firefighting job can be started without any delay. In other case, they have to depend on external sources of water like rivers, lakes, water tenders or fire hydrants.

Fire trucks also carry ladders. These help them to reach to the fire in the high-rise buildings and to bring down the injured. They also have hooks to pull apart the walls to reach to the source of the fire as well as to break windows glass.

Some of the fire trucks use IFEX (impulse fire-extinguishing) system to fight the fire. In this system the water is pressurized highly so that it gets converted into a vaporous mist. This, when sprayed, creates a cooling effect and is more effective than using the water alone.

Some of the more modern fire trucks are equipped with a system that mixes foam in the water, creating a foamy effect that is more efficient, and it reduces the wastage of water and cuts down the time taken to put out a fire.

The first modern fire engine was constructed in 1905 by Knox Automobile that is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was based on the standard truck model.

The first city to have the world’s first modern fire department was the City of Springfield. It happened in 1906 and the fire trucks’ supplier was Knox Fire Engines.

The height of the longest turntable ladders used in firefighting has reached 46 m (150 feet).

Fire Truck Party Supplies – The Options

You may select Basic Party Pack from our Fire Truck Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Fire Truck Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Fire Truck Basic Pack. The Fire Truck deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Fire Truck Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Fire Truck Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Fire Truck Party Favor Boxes separately as well.

You also have a special option to personalize your supplies with Fire Truck 1st Birthday Personalized Party Theme. Just upload your favorite photo along with your personal message, select font, color and image options and your personalized Fire Truck theme would be as unique as your child!

I’ve personally used Fire Truck Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Fire Truck lover kids.

Fire Truck on the ‘net

Fire Trucks Responding –BEST OF 2012– – YouTube

Award-Winning Kids DVDs on Fire Trucks

Fire apparatus – Wikipedia

Fire Trucks and Firefighters at

Why Lime-Yellow Fire Trucks Are Safer Than Red

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