Ford + Filson Bronco Wildland Fire Rig Is Ready to Help Firefighters

by Shane McGlaun
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Ford and outdoor equipment manufacturer Filson have announced a tie-up to create the Bronco Wildland Fire Rig concept. The concept was inspired by vintage U.S. Forest Service Broncos and iconic materials used by Filson. The vehicle was designed as a model for future firefighting rigs based on the new four-door Bronco.

The concept is based on the four-door 2021 Bronco Badlands SUV with the Sasquatch Package. It’s painted in Force Service Green paint and has a full fire skid with a water tank in the back and interior with design elements made from Filson fabrics and accessories. The concept features a Ford Performance modular steel bumper along with a Warn winch.

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Other features include a heavy-duty custom fabricated overhead rack with RIGID LED lights. The vehicle carries firefighting equipment, including a Pulaski, shovel, water tanks, axes, and more. The frame is strong enough to double as a firefighter lookout. The vehicle also has a 50-gallon water tank and a high-pressure water pump. Chainsaws, hardhats, hi-lift Jack, and drip torch are all part of the package.

 

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The SUV’s interior features materials from Filson, including quilted seats made from jacket leather and brass accents. The roof cover and cargo divider are made from fireproof ripstop nylon.

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Ford says the Bronco Wild Fund will also donate two four-door Bronco models modeled after the concept to support forest firefighting crews.

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