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Old February 18th, 2009, 09:12 AM   #1
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Fire trucks in China, and what fire trucks do you country use

China is obsessed with american stuff, and also their fire trucks. What fire trucks do your country use, please post here






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Old February 18th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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Very nice post, thanks but we have thread about emergency cars here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...477078&page=10

BTW, im suprised that in China use so many american firetrucks.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:14 AM   #3
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thats pretty cool. They have fire truck models from many different brands. Great photos.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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I'm sure it must depend on the city in China. If it is Shenzhen, Shanghai or Beijing, I'm sure that is the case, but when I was in Wuhan only last year, all the fire engines I saw weren't the American trucks you see in the first post but appeared to be domestic DongFeng fire engines.

If anything, they should probably follow Hong Kong and adopt European style tenders rather than American ones Smaller and nippier!
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Old February 21st, 2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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I'm sure it must depend on the city in China. If it is Shenzhen, Shanghai or Beijing, I'm sure that is the case, but when I was in Wuhan only last year, all the fire engines I saw weren't the American trucks you see in the first post but appeared to be domestic DongFeng fire engines.

If anything, they should probably follow Hong Kong and adopt European style tenders rather than American ones Smaller and nippier!
You are wrong, yes ,I agree that American fire Engine are found in those developed city. But what you say for the car trend, I would not agree. You can see the most popular type of car in China, especially in the big city is mid size sedan. People do not use full size car is just because they still cannnot afford it. And China is only one of few countries that has market for full size SUV. All cars in China has to extend its wheelbase, otherwise, it won't sell!
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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:33 PM   #6
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The most common car in Wuhan from 2008, was in my opinion, the Citroen CX, relatively small sized French car made in China by Dongfeng on licence. Beyond Wuhan, I am not too sure, but I'm not sure what you mean because I did not mention cars in my original post. Merely that the vast majority of fire engines I saw in Wuhan during my 1 year stay were exclusively Chinese models and not American fire trucks.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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I'm sure it must depend on the city in China. If it is Shenzhen, Shanghai or Beijing, I'm sure that is the case, but when I was in Wuhan only last year, all the fire engines I saw weren't the American trucks you see in the first post but appeared to be domestic DongFeng fire engines.

If anything, they should probably follow Hong Kong and adopt European style tenders rather than American ones Smaller and nippier!
European fire trucks are boring looking, as a child you’re taught to distinguish the fire truck, know what it is, and its importance. How can you do that with European fire trucks? They're very generic looking. You have to set the fire truck apart from every other vehicle, just like police cars, ambulances, and mail trucks. Firemen have a very important job, they deserve something elaborate to drive in.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:48 PM   #8
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One would think that all fire engines are important when they have their sirens on. You don't hear a siren, wait until you see how big it is before you determine whether or not you give way.

European Fire trucks in my opinion aren't generic looking at all. We still have aerial ladders and a different variety of trucks for differing missions. My only argument is that our trucks are smaller and less massive than American trucks.

Firemen have an important job yes, which is why you give them the very best and most functional equipment. That doesn't equate to size. Larger isn't necessarily better.
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Firemen have an important job yes, which is why you give them the very best and most functional equipment. That doesn't equate to size. Larger isn't necessarily better.
Lager = more room for fire fighting materials/firemen, and lager tires can go off-road better than smaller tires can.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:32 AM   #10
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Erm, no it doesn't...

Is that why European firefighters etc have done such a bad job then and been complaining that they haven't enough room for all their equipment? Yeah, right.

It is simply two different philosophies and not quite the argument that bigger is better.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 01:53 PM   #11
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 05:54 PM   #12
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HK also use Euro brands for its fire engines

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As UD2 has alreday posted some of my pics, I can assure you, China is using every kind, every brand of fire trucks. They have a wide range from European, Japanese, US and of course local brands in use. I assume it depends like in most of other countries on the prices - "rich" cities might afford more expensive styles ...
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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:58 PM   #17
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I'm not sure what you guys are on about. I've seen European fire trucks before, they aren't much smaller than ours until you get to our humongus ladder trucks, but those serve a purpose.

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Old May 8th, 2009, 12:06 AM   #18
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yea, Euro fire trucks are a bit taller, but not quite as wide so they can fit down those narrow streets.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 04:27 AM   #19
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These American fire trucks look really dated. I am surprised that a modern country like China uses them.
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European fire trucks are boring looking, as a child you’re taught to distinguish the fire truck, know what it is, and its importance. How can you do that with European fire trucks?
Uhm, they're big, red and have flashing blue lights and sirens?

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Lager = more room for fire fighting materials/firemen, and lager tires can go off-road better than smaller tires can.
Fire trucks and other trucks in Europe are smaller because there's less room for them to navigate. Actually being able to get to the fire is more important than making room for an Xbox in the back of the cab..
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