The troll returns...
The old rule of most firefighting being contracted out is now becoming obsolete. The government has finally realized that they have firefighters and we are cheaper then the civilian counterparts. Im currently a deployed Army firefighter and my sister units are slated to deploy next year and the year following. Its actually pretty nice to be utilized for once!
As for the TFFT, yeah there are better options out there but it isnt terrible. We PMCS the trucks (we also have the HEMMT based water tender HEWATT) daily and once a week we take them to the mechanics to do a quick once over and havent had any problems. The trucks are rugged enough to last in the mountainous terrain and moon dust like conditions and as long as PMCS is completed, I dont forsee a huge problem.