In 1995, a Russian Ilyushin Il-76 was intercepted and captured by the Taliban. After negotiations for a prisoner exchange fell through, the Russian crew physically overpowered and disarmed their guards and started their plane, narrowly dodging a firetruck as they took off towards freedom. theaviationgeekclub.com/t…
The Italian producers of the BMW Isetta made a truck variant of the Isetta that was very popular in Italy. There were many variations of the "Isetta Truck" including a pickup and even a firetruck! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ise…
In 2014 a Chula Vista firefighter attending the scene of a road accident was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer for blocking the road and failing to move his firetruck. The firefighter later sued the CHP for wrongful arrest. sandiegouniontribune.com/…
Michigan Highway M-185, created in 1933, had its first automobile accident ever in 2005. The highway is on Mackinac island, which bans all private motor vehicles - the accident was a firetruck running into an ambulance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-1…
Some airport firetrucks have a reinforced spray nozzle (or β€œsnozzle”) that is designed to pierce an airplane’s fuselage and then extinguish a fire from inside the cabin or cargo area. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
Dalmatians used to run alongside horse drawn firetrucks acting as a barking siren to clear crowds, thus their positive reputations with firefighters youtube.com/watch?v=NZm_i…
American firetruck have a rear driver youtube.com/watch?v=0G3zM…
Firetrucks are red not because red represents the red color of fire, but because red was the cheapest color available. This is also why barns are painted red. firehouse.com/forums/t583…
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Rube Waddell, one of the best pitchers of his era, had such a fascination with firetrucks that he would often leave the mound mid-game to chase after them when they drove by. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
The green light on Chicago's firetrucks dates back to a 1927 tradition relating to a ship's starboard lighting. alpinemodels.com/articles…
Most of the music used for the American version of Iron Chef was taken from Hans Zimmer score for the film Backdraft. Including "Show Me Your Firetruck." news.bbc.co.uk/dna/place-…
Airlines mark special flights and memorials with firetruck water-arch salutes airliners.net/search/phot…
If engulfed in flames in a forest fire, some fire trucks can go into `burnover mode` when a sprinkler system keeps watering the truck (including each tyre) while the fire fighters hide behind heat shields. youtu.be/PO7GTTBqDKo?t=10…
American school buses are yellow because you see yellow faster than any other colour, 1.24 times faster than red in fact. colormatters.com/color-ma…
There is a signal that an ambulance can use to change traffic lights in their favor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
There is a city in Michigan that prohibits use of automobiles. mackinacisland.org/gettin…

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.