American carmaker Ford launched the long-awaited 2020 Bronco this year. It was released in several variants that was meant to suit every type of adventurous driver. But the carmaker has now unveiled a new Bronco concept that has been specially created to battle raging wildfires.
Ford partnered up with outdoor gear brand Filson to create the Bronco Wildland Fire Rig. It is based on the Bronco Badlands four-door SUV, and comes covered in the unique Forest Service Green paint – similar to the first-generation U.S. Forest Service Bronco.
Of course, it comes packed with all the gear and features that require it to be resistant to high temperatures and includes a mini-arsenal of fire-fighting weaponry. The Wildland Fire Rig features a full fire skid with 50-gallon water tank, a winch and a roof rack. It also includes equipment like a Pulaksi, shovel, axes, fire hose reel, high-pressure water pump, chainsaw and a high lift jack.
While Ford focused on the vehicle and its features, Filson contributed by providing the otter green duck canvas used on the doors and armrests. The company also added black, quilted leather seats – similar to that found on the lining of Filson jackets – that comes with an embossed Bronco logo.
Ford’s Commitment To Fighting Fires
Ford will be donating two of these fire-fighting Broncos to the US. The carmaker has constantly shown support for the US Fire Department. Ford made an announcement earlier this week that proceeds from everyand sale will enter a $5 million fund to support preservation, reforestation, education and scholarships in support of US forests.