After seeing the Romanian Ghe-O Rescue, we couldn't think of a more ultimate fire truck, but a reader – and volunteer firefighter – from Portugal aimed to prove us wrong. Meet the Jacinto Veiculo Florestal de Combate a Incêndio (VFCI), which translates to Forest Fire Fighting Vehicle.

Jacinto upfits a full range of fire trucks ranging from a Jeep Wrangler up to your typical ladder trucks, but our favorite is the monstrous VFCI. From what we can tell in the company's promotional video, this truck is specially built to fight fires deep in the woods, and is equipped with four-wheel-drive, a 792-gallon water tank, 18,000-pound winch and six-passenger seating including a breathing system. To help best protect the truck and its occupants, Jacinto has wrapped all exposed wiring in fireproof sleeves and installed external cooling sprinklers.

The VFCI featured in the video is based on a Man Truck (owned by Volkswagen), but it sounds like this truck can also be based on the Mercedes Unimog. Check it out, below.


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      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Ghe-O is cooler (never thought I'd ever say such a thing, but I have to remember there's an h and a dash in there...) but the VFCI is probably way more practical.
      João Carlos Santos
      • 1 Year Ago
      Portugal!
      Michael Marcelo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Adoro o bigodinho do bombeiro que commenta o truck
      Showket Hossain
      • 11 Days Ago

      Sub:  Business cooperation / promote, standardized & sell  your products  in Bangladesh.

      Attn : Overseas Sales / Export Departments 

      Dear Sir

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      We have good energetic and well experience team to materialize the target business. One of our team members is a Retired General he is from Ordnance Core.

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      We are able to standardization your products to the government organizations. such as Ministry of Defiance, Fire service, Aviation & other organizations. 

       

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       We hope that your products will be more competitive as per quality and country of origin . Once we can standardize your products, it will be a long term business. Presently our authorities decided to procure their equipments either from America, Japan,Australia  or E.U. member country.


      Now we have ready one on going tender for "Fire Fighting Water Tender (6500Ltrs) and upcoming tender for ARFF Truck specifications.


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      We are waiting for your reply.

      Thanking you,

      With best regards.

      Showket  Hossain
      Executive Director.

      RONGDHONU ASSOCIATES LTD.
      Level-13,UTC Building, 8, panthopoth,
      Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.
      Tel: 88 029144357, 88 02 9130675
      Fax: 88 02 8119252
      E-mail:  
      rongdhonu.al@gmail.com
      Showket Hossain
      • 11 Days Ago

      Dear Sir,



      Rongdhonu is a private limited company. Incorporated in Bangladesh. We are enlisted with various govt. organizations. We can participate any international tenders on behalf of our principals. We can arrange tender documents for bidding.

      We have good energetic and well experience team to materialize the target business. One of our team members is a Retired General he is from Ordnance Core.

      We work on behalf of our principals to promote and sell their products through International tender, local tender and sell direct to our potential buyers.

      We are able to standardization your products to the government organizations. such as Ministry of Defiance & other organizations. 

       


      We need your support. Some of our Government  organization stick to purchase Australian, Japanese, European, New Zealand or American origin Products / Equipments.

      We are looking for following items manufactures / suppliers  :-

      1. Fire Fighting Vehicles & related Vehicles or equipment.
      2. Truck , Defense related Vehicle & APC.
      3. Rescue Vehicles such as Ambulance etc.
      4. Recovery , Truck mounted Crane etc.
      5. Heavy / Light Construction equipment etc.

        


      Hope your kind cooperation will continue.

       

      waiting for your reply.

      Thanking you,

      With Best Regards.

      Showket  Hossain
      Executive Director.

      RONGDHONU ASSOCIATES LTD.

      Level-13,UTC Building, 8, panthopoth,
      Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.

      Tel: 88 029144357, 88 02 9130675
      Fax: 88 02 8119252
      E-mail:  
      rongdhonu.al@gmail.com


      Showket Hossain
      • 11 Days Ago

      Dear Sir,



      Rongdhonu is a private limited company. Incorporated in Bangladesh. We are enlisted with various govt. organizations. We can participate any international tenders on behalf of our principals. We can arrange tender documents for bidding.

      We have good energetic and well experience team to materialize the target business. One of our team members is a Retired General he is from Ordnance Core.

      We work on behalf of our principals to promote and sell their products through International tender, local tender and sell direct to our potential buyers.

      We are able to standardization your products to the government organizations. such as Ministry of Defiance & other organizations. 

       


      We need your support. Some of our Government  organization stick to purchase Australian, Japanese, European, New Zealand or American origin Products / Equipments.

      We are looking for following items manufactures / suppliers  :-

      1. Fire Fighting Vehicles & related Vehicles or equipment.
      2. Truck , Defense related Vehicle & APC.
      3. Rescue Vehicles such as Ambulance etc.
      4. Recovery , Truck mounted Crane etc.
      5. Heavy / Light Construction equipment etc.

        


      Hope your kind cooperation will continue.

       

      waiting for your reply.

      Thanking you,

      With Best Regards.

      Showket  Hossain
      Executive Director.

      RONGDHONU ASSOCIATES LTD.

      Level-13,UTC Building, 8, panthopoth,
      Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh.

      Tel: 88 029144357, 88 02 9130675
      Fax: 88 02 8119252
      E-mail:  
      rongdhonu.al@gmail.com


      RWD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Watch out Romania, Portugal's firetruck manufacturers put much more time and money into their promotional videos!
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ghe-O is WAYYYYYYYYYYY more cool.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just google Oshkosh firetruck and see some real BF firetrucks. For airports and off road.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should have called this Vlad Truck based on the king of old Romania days - Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler.
      David G
      • 1 Year Ago
      Spain also makes a damn good fire truck called the URO M3-24.14 The same company makes a HMMVesque vehicle that is remarkable in its own might.
      brodieros
      • 1 Year Ago
      this junk will sink like a rock
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