On average, wildfires have burned 6.8 million acres every year for the past decade. To combat the blazes, more fire departments are relying on brush trucks from Osco Tank and Truck Sales.
Each year, millions of acres are destroyed by wildfires or brush fires. The U.S. Government considers wildfires to be “unplanned and unwanted” blazes. Most of the fires are attributed to lighting-caused fires, unauthorized human-caused fires, and escaped prescribed fires.
According to the Congressional Research Service, as of July 1, 2020, nearly 24,350 wildfires have burned over 1.4 million acres this year alone.
Wildfires across the world have drawn attention. From deadly blazes in California to devastating fires in Australia, millions of acres are destroyed every year.
In 2015 alone, the largest fire season on record, 10.1 million acres burned. The Congressional Research Service noted that over the 1.4 million wildfires that have occurred since 2000, 197 exceeded 100,000 acres, while 13 destroyed more than 500,000 acres.
Researchers noted, “Only a small fraction of wildfires become catastrophic, and a small percentage of fires accounts for the vast majority of acres burned. For example, only about 1% of wildfires become conflagrations—raging, destructive fires—but predicting which fires will “blow up” into conflagrations is challenging and depends on a multitude of factors, such as weather and geography.”
However, even the smallest wildfires or brushfires demand fire service response. Because wildfires can often occur in remote or difficult to access areas, the rugged ability of a brush truck from Osco Tank & Truck Sales is a benefit.
Brush trucks are part of the rapid response line offered by Osco. Our custom responders are versatile enough to carry vital equipment and personnel, yet small enough to maneuver efficiently.
At Osco Tank & Truck Sales, we’re able to customize our trucks to your specifications. We can make sure your custom truck meets your department’s demands.
Our trucks maximize and utilize every inch of space available, allowing you to carry the rescue and firefighting equipment necessary for you to do your jobs.
Our brush or wildland fire trucks can be built on your choice of chassis from any manufacturer.
Contact us today to see how Osco Tank and Truck Sales can build a brush truck to suit your department’s wildfire fighting needs.