What is the difference between an Engine and a Truck?

Fire engines deploy fire suppression hose lines while truck crews assist them by gaining access to secure buildings, ventilating the involved structure, and assisting with search and rescue operations. Engine and truck crews work as coordinated teams to achieve common goals - both relying on each other to perform their specialized tasks. Trucks can also provide elevated hose streams when supplied with water from an engine.

Fire Engine

Fire Truck

Compare photos of Engine 13 to Truck 13.