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Fire Truck/Firetruck
A Fire Truck in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
(Rear quarter view)
A Fire Truck in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Appearance(s) [[Appearance::GTA 1
GTA London 1969
GTA London 1961
GTA 2
GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars]]
Vehicle type 2/4-door emergency fire truck
Capacity 2 (GTA 1 — GTA Vice City Stories)
4 (GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars)
Manufacturer MTL (GTA IV)

{{Infobox vehicles | name = Fire Truck/Firetruck | front_image = Firetruck-GTAVC-front.jpg | image_size = 300 | caption = A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] | rear_image = Firetruck-GTAVC-rear.jpg | manufacturer = [[MTL]] (GTA IV) | vehicle_type = 2/4-door [[:Category:Emergency Vehicles|emergency fire truck]] | capacity = 2 (GTA 1 — GTA Vice City Stories)
4 (GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars) | appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1961]]
[[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]
[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]
[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]
[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]] }} The '''Fire Truck''' (or '''Firetruck''') is a general purpose fire truck equipped with a water cannon. The Fire Truck has appeared in every [[Grand Theft Auto|GTA]] game. == Description == The Fire Truck is depicted in every appearance as a large truck-based vehicle with a predominantly red paintjob, long chassis and bulky design, evidently to contain firefighting equipment. Being an emergency vehicle, the vehicle has a good top speed, however its weight gives it poor-to-moderate acceleration, and poor handling. In most GTA games, the Fire Truck spawns where large fires or explosions have occurred. Since GTA 2, Fire Trucks may be found at fire stations as well. Fire trucks in the GTA series tend to feature a high-powered deck mounted water cannon that is not only capable of putting out fires that are burning alone or burning pedestrians or cars (especially from GTA III onwards), but is also equally capable of pushing pedestrians back. In GTA IV, the water cannon can eventually kill a pedestrian, although this must be done for a prolonged period of time. === GTA 1 — GTA 2 === Prior to GTA III, the Fire Truck's main virtues are its large size and weight, which make the vehicle resilient to damage and difficult for most other cars to ram off-course. Other common traits of these early renditions are their average speed, and poorer acceleration and cornering. While revealed in game files in GTA 1 and GTA London to be valued at $1,500 and £1,500, respectively, the vehicle cannot be exported as it is too large. GTA 1 features two variants of the Fire Truck, with one appearing in [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] and [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]], and the other exclusive to [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]]; their exact sources of inspiration are unknown, but are generally depicted in the style of typical American fire trucks. The Fire Truck featured in GTA London, however, assumes a more European design, likely to be based on a chassis of a British lorry; the vehicle's design is also adapted into the [[ICBM]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]. In GTA 2, the Fire Truck is designed in a classical [[wp:American LaFrance|American LaFrance]]-like appearance, in line with the game's retro-futuristic styling. The game's Fire Truck is also introduced with a functional [[Weapons in GTA 2|water cannon]] that serves as a passive weapon which pushes (human) targets back using a gush of water. A Fire Truck with a mounted [[Weapons in GTA 2|flamethrower]] may also be unlocked by completing the [[Wang Cars]] side quest. Like in earlier games, the Fire Truck is too large to be [[Crusher|crushed]]. {| align="center" | FireTruck-GTA1-LibertyCity&ViceCity.png|The Fire Truck in [[GTA 1]] used in Liberty City and Vice City. FireTruck-GTA1-SanAndreas.png|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]] used only in San Andreas. FireTruck-GTAL.png|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961|GTA London 1961]]. FireTruck-GTA2-Larabie.png|[[Ray Larabie]]'s early design of the Fire Truck in GTA 2 (without a water cannon). FireTruck-GTA2.png|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]] ([[:Image:FireTruck-GTA2-ingame.jpg|In-game, with lights]]). |} === GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories === The [[GTA III Era]] Fire Truck can reach high speeds and has good acceleration, however the resulting lack of traction in such a heavy vehicle makes it susceptible to oversteer and spinning. Like [[Police Car]]s and [[Ambulance]]s, it is equipped with sirens that make traffic move out of the way. Its hose can be used to spray pedestrians, knocking them down. The player can also activate [[Firefighter]] missions with the Fire Truck. Fire Trucks also have lots of hitting power. They can send smaller vehicles flying and will make short work of getting through [[Enforcer]] baricades. When ramming, it is best that you get the Fire Truck to top speed for maximum hitting power. Most vehicles can be push out of the way by the Fire Truck. In GTA San Andreas, a second Fire Truck variant exists, equipped with a non-interactive ladder but having no water cannon, sirens or functional strobe lights, and does not allow the player to trigger the fire-fighting side-mission. Unlike the hose variant, the ladder variant does not sustain cosmetic damage except for its breakable headlights. It is also worth noting that the ladder variant is enabled to use the [[Pay N' Spray]], allowing the player to repair the vehicle. The vehicle has no other practical use otherwise besides basic transport. However with the help of mods, the ladder can be controlled. In GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories, and GTA Vice City Stories, the Fire Truck is based on a [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4d/Crab_Orchard_FD_Engine_14_%282006%29_Pierce_Contender.JPG Pierce Contender], with the front resembling a [http://www.chilhowiefire.org/images/appratus/Engine252Tour/Engine-252.jpg Seagrave Marauder]. In GTA San Andreas, the standard Fire Truck resembles a [http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5751/00gta1firetruckls1992spartanre.jpg Crimson Spartan]; the ladder variation is based on a [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d0/X-Ladder_1_105%27_Pierce_Arrow.JPG Pierce Arrow]. Fire Trucks in GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories may also be numbered 1 to 6, or unnumbered. {| align="center" | FireTruck-GTA3-front.jpg|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] ([[:Image:FireTruck-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). Firetruck-GTAVC-front.jpg|A "Firetruck" in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] ([[:Image:Firetruck-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). FireTruck-GTASA-front.jpg|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] ([[:Image:FireTruck-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). FireTruck-GTASA-ladder-front.jpg|A ladder-truck variant Fire Truck in GTA San Andreas ([[:Image:FireTruck-GTASA-ladder-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). FireTruck-GTAA.png|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]. Firetruck-GTALCS-front.jpg|A "Firetruck" in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] ([[:Image:Firetruck-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). FireTruck-GTAVCS-front.jpg|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] ([[:Image:FireTruck-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). firefighter3.jpg|doing the firefighter side mission in GTA San Andreas Firefighter.jpg|completing a level of firefighter in GTA San Andreas 2441.jpg|completing all the firefighter missions in GTA San Andreas |} === GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars === In GTA IV, the [[MTL]] "V 24 Supercharged" Pumper serves as the [[Liberty City Fire Department|FDLC's]] standard firefighting apparatus, equipped with a high powered deck-mounted water cannon. Every fire truck in GTA IV is numbered [[69]]. The Fire Truck can be found at fire stations, but is rarely seen driving around, even with a fire in the vicinity; they can, however, be summoned by dialling 911 and requesting the fire emergency service. Firemen are apparently not coded to put out fires at all, even when called to existing fires — the fireman complain about "another prank call", as they usually do upon being summoned, and depart. If the player fires the Fire Truck's water cannon at any vehicle (excluding police), the driver will brake, and then either ram the truck, or get out and attempt to pull the player out of the truck. If the [[police]] see the player "attacking" cars or people with the water cannon, a one-star wanted level is given, and if the player hits the police cars with the hose, two wanted stars are given. The water cannon is apparently seen as a deadly weapon by the LCPD; using it against police and civilians is one of the fastest ways to gain a six-star wanted level. The front of the Fire Truck resembles a [http://www.boisefiretrucks.com/Boise%20Fire%20Pierce%20Dash%20Training%20E7-2.JPG Pierce Dash], while the cab and rear resemble [http://used-fire-apparatus.com/fire_trucks_for_sale/Used_Pumpers_$50K-$100K_Photos/1990%20Seagrave.jpg some Seagrave models]. {| align="center" | FireTruck-GTA4-front.jpg|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] ([[:File:FireTruck-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). FireTruck-GTACW.png|A Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]. |} ==Firefighter side-mission== {{main|Firefighter}} The '''Firefighter''' side mission can be toggled on or off from within a Fire Truck in all GTA games between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, as well as GTA Chinatown Wars. The mission requires the player to find and extinguish burning vehicles within a time limit. == Prominent appearances in missions == * In [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the mission [[Fire Truck Fun!]] requires the player to mount a firetruck with a [[Flamethrower|flamethrower]] in order to kill a few [[Rednecks]]. * The ladder variant of the Fire Truck in [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] is prominently featured during the second half of the mission "[[End of the Line]]", during which it is bulletproof, fireproof, explosion-proof and even damage-proof (much like the [[Feltzer]] pursuing the Fire Truck); it also has heavy handling, but loses its special properties when the player fails to catch [[Sweet]] after he clings on to its ladder and falls. In the mission, the fire truck is used by an NPC. During the mission, the special ladder Fire Truck is apparently unobtainable and locked, although it is possible to drive close enough to the vehicle and attempt to hijack it. * In the [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] mission "[[Karmageddon]]", the player is required to drive a Fire Truck causing as much havoc as possible then destroy the Fire Truck. After the mission the [[Karmageddon (side mission)|Karmageddon]] side-mission is availbe by hoping inside the left Fire Truck at the [[Belleville Park]] Station, [[Staunton Island]]. * In the [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] mission, "[[Hose the Hoes]]" the player is required to steal a Firetruck and save girls from a burning building using the water cannon to extinguish the flames. * In the [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] mission "[[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)|Rigged to Blow]]", a Fire Truck will respond to the explosion and arrive at the scene of disaster, this is the only time the [[Liberty City Fire Department|FDLC]] respond to a fire in GTA IV. * In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], a [[Club Management]] mission requires the player to get a Fire Truck from [[Northwood]] and scare off the paparazzi from [[Maisonette 9]]. * In the [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] mission [[Jackin' Chan]], the player is required to steal a firetruck and use it to extinguish burning vehicles in order to save Chan from kidnappers. ==Locations== In every game (excluding the [[PlayStation]] version of GTA 1, and all versions of GTA IV), starting a fire will see the fire department send a Fire Truck to put it out. The Fire Truck also spawns predominantly at fire stations, including: '''GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories''' *Fire station in [[Harwood]], [[Portland Island]], [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] *Fire station in [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]], Liberty City *Fire station in [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], [[Shoreside Vale]], Liberty City *Often spawns at [[Fort Staunton]] after completing '[[Bringing the House Down]]' (GTA Liberty City Stories only) '''GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories''' *Fire station in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] *Fire station in [[Escobar International Airport]], Vice City (GTA Vice City Stories only) '''GTA San Andreas''' *[[Old Codger Antiques]] in [[Commerce]], [[Los Santos]] *Fire station in [[Doherty]], [[San Fierro]] (Occasionaly the ladder variant will spawn here) *Fire station between [[Redsands East]] and [[Redsands West]], [[Las Venturas]] '''GTA IV''' *Fire station at Hardtack Ave, [[Acter Industrial Park]], [[Alderney]]. *Fire station at Vitullo Ave, [[Berchem]], Alderney. *Fire station at Exeter Ave, [[Northwood]], [[Algonquin]]. *Fire station at Privateer Rd, [[Fishmarket South]], Algonquin. *Fire station at Bronco St, [[Northern Gardens]], [[Bohan]]. *Fire station at Dillon St, [[Rotterdam Hill]], [[Broker]]. *Fire station at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]], [[Dukes]]. *A Fire Truck can be obtained after the mission [[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)]], when one responds to the fire. *They can also be obtained by dialling 911 and choosing the fire service by dialling 3. {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gta1 vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtalo vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gta2 vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiii vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtalcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiv vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtacw vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA 1]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA London]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA London 1969]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA London 1961]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA 2]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA III]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Advance]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]] [[Category:Emergency Vehicles]] [[Category:Trucks]]

The Fire Truck (or Firetruck) is a general purpose fire truck equipped with a water cannon. The Fire Truck has appeared in every GTA game.

Description

The Fire Truck is depicted in every appearance as a large truck-based vehicle with a predominantly red paintjob, long chassis and bulky design, evidently to contain firefighting equipment. Being an emergency vehicle, the vehicle has a good top speed, however its weight gives it poor-to-moderate acceleration, and poor handling. In most GTA games, the Fire Truck spawns where large fires or explosions have occurred. Since GTA 2, Fire Trucks may be found at fire stations as well.

Fire trucks in the GTA series tend to feature a high-powered deck mounted water cannon that is not only capable of putting out fires that are burning alone or burning pedestrians or cars (especially from GTA III onwards), but is also equally capable of pushing pedestrians back. In GTA IV, the water cannon can eventually kill a pedestrian, although this must be done for a prolonged period of time.

GTA 1 — GTA 2

Prior to GTA III, the Fire Truck's main virtues are its large size and weight, which make the vehicle resilient to damage and difficult for most other cars to ram off-course. Other common traits of these early renditions are their average speed, and poorer acceleration and cornering. While revealed in game files in GTA 1 and GTA London to be valued at $1,500 and £1,500, respectively, the vehicle cannot be exported as it is too large.

GTA 1 features two variants of the Fire Truck, with one appearing in Liberty City and Vice City, and the other exclusive to San Andreas; their exact sources of inspiration are unknown, but are generally depicted in the style of typical American fire trucks. The Fire Truck featured in GTA London, however, assumes a more European design, likely to be based on a chassis of a British lorry; the vehicle's design is also adapted into the ICBM in GTA London 1969.

In GTA 2, the Fire Truck is designed in a classical American LaFrance-like appearance, in line with the game's retro-futuristic styling. The game's Fire Truck is also introduced with a functional water cannon that serves as a passive weapon which pushes (human) targets back using a gush of water. A Fire Truck with a mounted flamethrower may also be unlocked by completing the Wang Cars side quest. Like in earlier games, the Fire Truck is too large to be crushed.

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The GTA III Era Fire Truck can reach high speeds and has good acceleration, however the resulting lack of traction in such a heavy vehicle makes it susceptible to oversteer and spinning. Like Police Cars and Ambulances, it is equipped with sirens that make traffic move out of the way. Its hose can be used to spray pedestrians, knocking them down. The player can also activate Firefighter missions with the Fire Truck.

Fire Trucks also have lots of hitting power. They can send smaller vehicles flying and will make short work of getting through Enforcer baricades. When ramming, it is best that you get the Fire Truck to top speed for maximum hitting power. Most vehicles can be push out of the way by the Fire Truck.

In GTA San Andreas, a second Fire Truck variant exists, equipped with a non-interactive ladder but having no water cannon, sirens or functional strobe lights, and does not allow the player to trigger the fire-fighting side-mission. Unlike the hose variant, the ladder variant does not sustain cosmetic damage except for its breakable headlights. It is also worth noting that the ladder variant is enabled to use the Pay N' Spray, allowing the player to repair the vehicle. The vehicle has no other practical use otherwise besides basic transport. However with the help of mods, the ladder can be controlled.

In GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories, and GTA Vice City Stories, the Fire Truck is based on a Pierce Contender, with the front resembling a Seagrave Marauder. In GTA San Andreas, the standard Fire Truck resembles a Crimson Spartan; the ladder variation is based on a Pierce Arrow.

Fire Trucks in GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories may also be numbered 1 to 6, or unnumbered.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

In GTA IV, the MTL "V 24 Supercharged" Pumper serves as the FDLC's standard firefighting apparatus, equipped with a high powered deck-mounted water cannon. Every fire truck in GTA IV is numbered 69.

The Fire Truck can be found at fire stations, but is rarely seen driving around, even with a fire in the vicinity; they can, however, be summoned by dialling 911 and requesting the fire emergency service. Firemen are apparently not coded to put out fires at all, even when called to existing fires — the fireman complain about "another prank call", as they usually do upon being summoned, and depart.

If the player fires the Fire Truck's water cannon at any vehicle (excluding police), the driver will brake, and then either ram the truck, or get out and attempt to pull the player out of the truck. If the police see the player "attacking" cars or people with the water cannon, a one-star wanted level is given, and if the player hits the police cars with the hose, two wanted stars are given. The water cannon is apparently seen as a deadly weapon by the LCPD; using it against police and civilians is one of the fastest ways to gain a six-star wanted level.

The front of the Fire Truck resembles a Pierce Dash, while the cab and rear resemble some Seagrave models.

Firefighter side-mission

The Firefighter side mission can be toggled on or off from within a Fire Truck in all GTA games between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, as well as GTA Chinatown Wars. The mission requires the player to find and extinguish burning vehicles within a time limit.

Prominent appearances in missions

  • The ladder variant of the Fire Truck in GTA San Andreas is prominently featured during the second half of the mission "End of the Line", during which it is bulletproof, fireproof, explosion-proof and even damage-proof (much like the Feltzer pursuing the Fire Truck); it also has heavy handling, but loses its special properties when the player fails to catch Sweet after he clings on to its ladder and falls. In the mission, the fire truck is used by an NPC. During the mission, the special ladder Fire Truck is apparently unobtainable and locked, although it is possible to drive close enough to the vehicle and attempt to hijack it.
  • In the GTA Vice City Stories mission, "Hose the Hoes" the player is required to steal a Firetruck and save girls from a burning building using the water cannon to extinguish the flames.
  • In the GTA IV mission "Rigged to Blow", a Fire Truck will respond to the explosion and arrive at the scene of disaster, this is the only time the FDLC respond to a fire in GTA IV.

Locations

In every game (excluding the PlayStation version of GTA 1, and all versions of GTA IV), starting a fire will see the fire department send a Fire Truck to put it out. The Fire Truck also spawns predominantly at fire stations, including:

GTA III, GTA Advance and GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories

GTA San Andreas

GTA IV