We Own Work: Emergency Vehicle Edition

At Ford, We Own Work. That’s because hard-working people doing tough, vital jobs choose Ford trucks, like the powerful Super Duty®, more than any other brand. 1

Matt Gehman, a fireman at the Eastern Berks Fire Department in Bally, PA, works with a 2011 F-550 6.7L turbodiesel that has been fitted-out for fighting fires and other emergency response situations. He’s not alone, either: 64 percent of new emergency vehicle registrations are Ford F-Series trucks, nearly triple the closest competitor.2

The dedicated protectors of the Eastern Berks Fire Department love this truck because it can get where the big fire trucks can’t: long narrow driveways, switchbacks and small private bridges for example. It is often the first vehicle to respond to the scene of a fire or an accident. It carries a 750 gallon-per-minute pump and a plethora of life saving tools, so it can make a big difference for people in dire need of assistance.

All this equipment is easily hauled because the F-550 has one of the highest gross vehicle weight ratings on the market, meaning it can comfortably stow more gear than almost any other truck on the market.

One of the locations where Eastern Berks uses their truck is to support the Grandview Speedway, east of Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

This track features sprint car racing, where the stakes are as high as the speeds.  It isn’t uncommon to see cars tumble end-over-end, or even go airborne. Their truck is capable of holding the special gear and class B foam system they need to deal with the alcohol-based fuels the sprint cars run.

We’ve gotten so many great stories like the one above telling us how you use your Ford F-series for work, but we’re always looking for more. Submit your own We Own Work showing us how you use your F-Series truck for the difficult jobs.

1 Percentage based on Polk U.S. heavy-duty pickup and class 2-5 Conventional Chassis Cab combined new registrations (2011 CYE – 2012 CYTD JUNE) within Construction, Agriculture/Farm, Agricultural Production-Livestock, Mining/Quarrying,  Landscape Counseling/Planning & Forestry/Lumber Products vocations.

2 Percentage based on Polk U.S. heavy-duty pickup and class 2-5 Conventional Chassis Cab combined new registrations (2011 CYE – 2012 CYTD JUNE) within Emergency Vehicles vocations.

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