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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. […]


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The Paw Paw Fire Protection District has a new responder truck to help meet its community’s needs. Built by Osco Tank & Truck Sales, the responder truck will serve as the department’s Brush 3 truck.  The Paw Paw Fire Protection District serves the Village of Paw Paw, located in northern Illinois. Responder trucks are rapid […]


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Today’s firefighters are more likely to be called to the home of an individual having chest pains than to a structure on fire. The increase in medical calls has made responder trucks a necessity. 65% of Calls are Medical-Related According to the National Fire Protection Association, substantial improvements in fire safety have caused a drop […]


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Unfortunately, fire tanker trucks don’t last forever. While it seems like they used to last forever, they just don’t last as long these days with the level of response and incidents. Instead, we’ll probably see 15-20 years out of trucks. Budgets get smaller, and that means that when we start to notice a fire tanker […]


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Is your fire department looking for a new truck, but you want it to pull double duty? While you’re not necessarily looking to replace your fire tanker truck, you might be looking for something else. Maybe a truck to haul equipment and personnel that is easier to maneuver than big trucks. The Responder truck is […]


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