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Overview

The Firetruck is a vehicle in Jailbreak added in the Fire Update. It costs $175,000 and has 2 unique features: an interactive ladder and a water cannon that can extinguish fires and push back nearby players. It spawns at the Fire Station.

Usage

The Firetruck is deemed useful when fending off police officers or a large group of criminals. The Firetruck's water cannon (enabled by pressing G or the hotbar button) can stun the attacker(s) and nearby teammates. However, even though the players caught in the water beam cannot escape, they can still use guns to attack you, and will eventually be pushed out of range & can escape. This vehicle is incredibly slow and can be outclassed even by the Monster Truck in terms of speed.

The Firetruck's water cannon can be used to quickly extinguish fires made by players, lightning, and/or rockets. Simply press G it in front of a fire and it will be quenched. This allows you to destroy roadblocks made by trolls or the opposing team. However, while using the vehicle, the water cannon can't be rotated. Putting out a fire regularly grants $100 and $120 for VIP Gamepass owners.

The Firetruck's ladder is also a useful mechanic; It can be used to reach the top of some low leveled buildings which allow you to gain a height advantage. It can also do it with both Police Station 1 and Police Station 2 if you need a helicopter and don't have a keycard. You can use it to 'snipe' unsuspecting enemies below.The ladder can still be toggled by people who don't own the Firetruck.

Criticism

 Acceleration

Though the Firetruck can be a great vehicle for Cargo Train and Passenger Train robbery heists, for versatility, by putting out fires and having a defensive capabilities against enemy groups, & being great at off-roading; it is known as the worst vehicle in terms of acceleration, due to the fact that the Monster Truck and Camaro outclasses its acceleration. Worse acceleration means that the vehicle will slow down when climbing up hills or on sloped surfaces, but cannot climb at steeper hills off-road.

Seating Capacity

It is also criticized for poor seating capacity in such a large vehicle that can make use for more than 2 seats.

Putting Out Fires

Despite the Firetruck's water cannon being powerful enough to push back players, putting out fires takes a surprisingly long time and only rewards $100 ($120 if you have the VIP Gamepass), which is quite underpaying. Many players think the time it takes to put out fires should be reduced and successfully putting out fires should reward more money.

 
Advantages Disadvantages
The Firetruck's water cannon can be used to extinguish fires and push players back. The water cannon cannot be rotated, meaning you need to turn the truck to the desired position to aim at the fire and the water cannot reach high places.
The ladder can be used to reach high places. If the ladder is high, the Firetruck cannot go under bridges, inside tunnels, or in the Volcano Criminal Base.
Great handling. Moderately expensive ($175,000)
Due to the vehicle's height, it makes the Cargo and Passenger Train heists easier. Slower acceleration than even the Lamborghini and the Camaro, only has a higher acceleration than the Pickup Truck
Currently the only vehicle with a ladder or water cannon. One of the worst brakes in the game, even worse than the Lamborghini
Players can get to the top of Police Station 2 via the ladder. Tall height allows for an easier time popping the tires.
Per fire put out, players can earn up to $100 without the VIP gamepass, and $120 if they own it. Seats only 2 people.
Good off-roading, better than many vehicles Spawns in only one location, and it is placed in an almost remote location.
Faster than the Tesla at the same engine level and is fairly close to Mclaren in top speed. Very glitchy at times, even when using the water cannon while moving, as it can sometimes fling you off from the map in vehicle collisions.
Putting out fire rewards relatively little cash, and does not compensate for the cost of the Firetruck in the short term.
Much slower than the Lamborghini while being more expensive.
When you spawn the firetruck in the garage, it tends to get stuck on the roof in the garage.

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Trivia

  • The vehicle was added to the game in the Firefighting Update.
  • There was a glitch where if the water cannon was activated and the Firetruck de-spawned, the water would still be present in a permanent state, causing an "invisible wall" that would permanently push players back. To see this glitch in action before it's removal, click here.
  • The Firetruck originally only spawned in yellow, grey, and blue; but it now only spawns in red.
  • Like the Camaro at the Police Stations, the SUV, the BlackHawk, the UFO, and the Helicopter; the Firetruck only spawns in one color.
  • Many people have rumored that this vehicle would be added during the 2B Visits Update, but this was later proven false.
  • This vehicle has been highly requested and has been speculated since the Official Release of Jailbreak when the Fire Station came.
  • This is the longest land vehicle in the game, beating the Mustang.
  • When first added, putting out fires wouldn't give you anything.
  • Players can troll other people by toggling the ladder, upsetting lots of people.
  • The Firetruck's water cannon is the only type of water to be able to put out Fires, as both river water and rain cannot put them out.
  • The Jailbreak Fire Truck design is slightly different from fire trucks in real-life. Profile-wise it appears to modeled off typical American fire service trucks; lengthy, but shorter than European equivalents. Contradicting this, however, is the appearance of the truck in itself. American Fire Trucks are usually quite decorative with striping, chrome panels and bumpers separate from the body design and extending out noticeably from the front and rear fasciae. The in-game truck lacks any of these attributes, and thus appears to be decidedly more modern in design and therefore European (bodywork imbedded bumpers and an overall cleaner and more functional look).
  • This vehicle is beaten by the Camaro in a short distance race due to poor acceleration.
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