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Why a Brush Truck is a Must-Have Apparatus for Fire Departments

Posted in Blog on May 18, 2018

Do you have the proper equipment to keep your community safe? How about in rural, off-road areas that large trucks can’t reach?

That sounds like a job for a brush truck.

Brush trucks are essential for fire departments serving rural communities. They ensure that any fire can be met with a crew ready to put it out.

Brush trucks bring versatility to fight fires both small and large in off-road situations.

The devastation caused by forest fires and wildfires has rapidly increased over the past two decades and continues to rise. According to Wildfire Today, 2017 came close to a record-breaking year for the number of acres burned by wildfires. In total, 9,781,062

acres were destroyed by fire, which is 49% higher than the average over the past 10 years. Visit their website to view many visual graphs that describe the increase in wildfire disasters.


Brush trucks are lightweight, smaller fire response trucks that can operate off-road. Our Midwest Fire trucks come with the following standard features:

  • Multiple Storage Compartments
  • 100-700 GPM Portable Pump Options
  • NFPA Compliant
  • Highly Engineered Extruded Aluminum Flatbed
  • Whenlen LED Warning Light Package
  • DOT Lighting
  • Chevron and Reflective Striping
  • Whelen Siren & Speaker
  • 150-500 Gallon Poly Tank with Lifetime Warranty
  • 100’ Hannay Booster Reel
  • 2” Rear Receiver Tube
  • 4” Suspension Lift Kit
  • 40” MPT81 Continental Off-Road Tires

In addition, we offer the following available options on our trucks:

  • Foam Systems Available
  • Multiple Booster Reel Mounting Options
  • Storage Baskets Above Top-Side Compartments
  • Multiple Compartment Configurations
  • Front and Rear Winch Applications
  • Remote Monitor
  • Heavy-Duty Grille Guard
  • Shelving and Slide-Out Tray Options
  • Front and Rear Spray Bars
  • Scene Lighting
  • Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge Chassis
  • Loose Equipment Mounting
  • More Customized Options Available

Since 1987, we at Midwest Fire have provided quality trucks that get the job done. We are committed to providing top notch service to ensure your satisfaction and meet all your department’s needs.

Make sure your crew is prepared to fight any fire that hits your area. Contact Midwest Fire to learn more about how we can help keep your community safe.


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