I can't tell you how many rigs I see that are just beautiful...every bell and whistle. However, when you open a compartment it filled with nothing or old useless crap. Why, because they spent all their money on the rig. What a waste. The rig really doesn't put out the fire. It is little more than a people mover. Ocassionally, the aerial puts some water on and does deliver the truckies safely to an elevated point. What puts out the fires or at least supports the engine guys is the training of the people on the rig and the tools they carry. Without a few simple, high quality tools we are little more than well informed citizens. So the moral of my story is spend some money on the equipment going on the thing. A FireHooks Unlimited catalog is a good place to start.