The stats for fire engines are largely dependent on the type of fire truck. There are 3 main types (who knew?). The longest is the ladder truck. The ladder is about 100 feet long and the truck itself can be 40 to 50 feet long.
The tanker holds the most water. This truck is 30 feet long and can hold more than 1,000 gallons of water.
The pumper truck (pictured above) is the most common. Typical stats include
Height: 6 ft and 11 inches
Width: 7 ft.
Length: 19 ft. and 4 inches
Weight: About 28,000 pounds
Conclusion: While I and a pumper truck are both good at putting out fires, a pumper truck weights more than me.
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