As a private fire service provider, operating as Fire Trucks 4 Hire, we...
This represents the lines of services we offer, though we're always open to tackling new types of work. You can reach us to discuss your next project, or schedule a truck, just get in touch!
We provide fire apparatus for fire safety education, parades, and activities beyond what public fire agencies can offer.
Our engines are used to flow test fire sprinkler standpipe systems, and stand-by during pump work.
The Wicktonville Fire Department's fleet of vehicles each server a different function, but as a group, provide a well-rounded apparatus family.
Engine 2 (then Engine 143) retired from a New York City suburb after 28 years, joining us in 2005. It carries 500 gallons of water with a 1500 GPM pump. Engine 2 is our "first out" for parades, parties and special events.
Engine 3 (as Engine 2) left North Carolina after 22 years of service, and joined us in early 2010. Engine 3 carries 500 gallons of water, and pumps at 1500 GPM.
Engine 5 (previously Engine 812 and 813) served a Michigan township for nearly 30 years, before joining us in 2012. It carries 750 gallons and pumps at 1250 GPM, and despite being the smallest (24' long), it's also one of the most robust engines in our 'family.'
Engine 7 (as Engine 17) served a Central Valley (California) city for its entire service life. We purchased it in 2014 from another service provider (allowing us to quickly put it into service). It carries 750 gallons and pumps at 1500 GPM, and was fully converted to a non- emergency setup.
Engine 8 (last serving as Engine 22 in northwestern Arkansas) joined us in November 2015. The apparatus carries 750 gallons of water and pumps at 1250 GPM, and is proudly chrome yellow -- no red here!
The idea of the Company came about in 2005 with the purchase of our first apparatus, Engine 2 (and at that time, Wicktonville Township lacked a fire department); one fire engine became two, and so forth, and we continue to grow about one new vehicle a year.
In 2008, the Company was formally born by way of incorporation in California, and like our apparatus growth, continued to add about one new job position per year to facilitate the various work we were taking on as a group.
Today, the Company operates under the leadership of its President and CEO, supported by Vice Presidents of Operations and Administration, under the general oversight of a Board of Directors. We are proudly a woman-owned business.
While we're always looking to grow our team with great, customer-focused individuals, the skills and location of an applicant is key when we're hiring. Please contact us using the form above if you're interested in join us, and one of our Leadership team folks will be in touch.
We believe every business entity has a responsibility to give back, and accordingly, our Board has committed to donating the greater of 1% of our gross annual profits or 10% of net operating profits to non-profit organizations support burn prevention, education, and survivor support. Additionally, we periodically will make service (non-cash) donations to local non-profit organizations in the Livermore Tri-Valley, typically early elementary-school age organizations.
All requests for donations must be done in writing, on the organization's letterhead, and sent to us by mail. (To ensure consistent handling, requests received by phone or email are not able to be forwarded to our Board for consideration.)