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Tankers Key to Fighting Rural Fires

A fire department’s ability to successfully fight rural fires depends greatly on the availability of water. A tanker from Osco Tank & Truck Sales can ensure your department is ready to battle a rural fire.

Graphic with statistics on fighting rural fires

Barns, machine sheds, homes, machinery and dry fields – the rural countryside is full of combustible materials. What it often lacks are hydrants and access to a municipal water supply.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, rural America has long been known to be at a higher risk for fire and life safety threats. 

“With their potentially volatile mix of components—fuel, machinery, combustibles, animals, and more—coupled with their isolation, farm fires can present significant challenges for small rural fire departments,” said the National Fire Protection Association in a report on rural fire departments.

The Solution for Fighting Rural Fires

Tackling rural fires makes water management paramount for fire departments. The solution is a fire tanker from Osco Tank & Truck Sales.

Our Fusion Series Vacuum tanker truck sale units offer customers the ability to move large amounts of water with great ease and speed.

The Fusion Series Vacuum tanker trucks have self-filling at rates up to 2000 GPM (gallons per minute).

We also design our water trucks for a fast draw from almost any water source, including lakes, ponds, rivers and swimming pools.

Full view of Osco Tank and Truck Sales Fusion Series Vacuum Tanker with red cab and stainless steel tank.
The Osco Tank & Truck Sales Fusion Series Vacuum Tanker moves a large amount of water with speed and ease.

Our fire tankers are custom built to the customer’s specifications. We offer stainless steel, aluminum, or mild steel tank with up to 4,000 gallon capacities.

At Osco Tank & Truck Sales, we take pride in knowing that we help our customers by supplying them with high-quality fire tankers at a reasonable price. From conception to completion, we work with customers so they have a say in every step of the build process.

These units are built on the chassis of your choice. We offer Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, International, and Mack chassis. 

We also mount a Fusion Series unit on a refurbished used chassis or a customer-supplied chassis.