fire truck


Definition of fire truck

: an automotive vehicle equipped with firefighting apparatus

Examples of fire truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 1929 Seagrave fire truck belonged to the city, which basically gave it to the Olmsted Historical Society in 1968. John Benson, cleveland, "Reverse July 4 vehicle parade shows off newly restored 1929 North Olmsted fire truck," 6 July 2020 The Middleburg Heights Fire Department will be adding a new 2020 Sutphen aerial SL75 fire truck to its fleet. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Middleburg Heights will get new $1 million aerial fire truck," 4 July 2020 Porter switched on the fire truck’s emergency overhead lights and headed west toward Naknek, 15 miles down the Alaska Peninsula Highway. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Fisherman steals a King Salmon fire truck, drives to bar with emergency lights on," 29 June 2020 In the past, El Lago hosted a parade on its city streets, a parade that consisted of a fire truck and children on bicycles. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s where you can see fireworks in the Bay Area," 24 June 2020 Once inside, Porter started a fire truck and drove it through the station’s closed bay doors. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, "Fisherman steals a King Salmon fire truck, drives to bar with emergency lights on," 29 June 2020 In Houston, an additional fire truck is typically dispatched to any freeway crash to help block traffic for firefighters and paramedics. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Teen, crew injured when BMW driver crashes into Houston fire engine," 22 June 2020 Erma Johnson said the video shows paramedics and a fire truck responding to the incident, presumably after shots were fired. P. Kim Bui, azcentral, "Dion Johnson's family demand answers about his death, release audio from incident," 4 June 2020 The arriving officer was told that the vehicle could now be found in a birthday parade, which also included a fire truck and a Fiat. John Benson, cleveland, "Juvenile driver cited for doing burnouts before joining vehicle birthday parade: Strongsville Police Blotter," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of fire truck

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fire truck was in 1855

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7 Aug 2020

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“Fire truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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