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Amertek FDNY Brush Fire Truck - By Stefan Faulstich

This very interesting fire truck model is an RMM model of an Amertek fire truck. The FDNY obtained 2 of these in the early '90s from the U.S. Air Force. They were used in the USAF as rapid intervention crash trucks at air fields. They are small in size, about the size of the Ford C in real life. They were designed to be able to be transported in the C130 for forward deployment. FDNY initially used them as brush fire units on Staten Island. Later one was transferred to the HazMat team. The brush unit was disposed of in 2000-2001 and the other is scheduled to be replaced some time soon. Special thanks to Jeff Webster for supplying this information

Posted April 13, 2003