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Only 3 Technic fire trucks have ever been made and they are all of a different type.  All are large models and the standard "fire engine red", but most of the similarities end there.  One comes with Technic figures and a hose boom which raises and lowers, one has a high reaching personnel lift, and one is an airport fire truck with 4 axles and 6 wheel steering.

These are all great models but I think my favorite is 8289 due to the complex lift mechanism for the boom.

 

Sets

8280 Fire Engine
8280

8289 Fire Truck
8289
8454 Rescue Truck
8454
 

Feature Comparison

Set
Steering Engine
Fire Hose
Other
8280
Front rack and pinion
None
Rear ratcheting hose reel,  front boom hose raises via gear system
None
8289
Front rack and pinion None
Rear hose reel
Gear driven outriggers, gear driven personnel lift with 360 slewing
8454
6 wheel rack and pinion Rear V-6 driven my mid axle via differential Front boom hose raises via rods Engine bay and side panels open


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