Two examples will be donated with all necessary firefighting equipment.
Only a few hours ago we shared teaser images of a new Ford Bronco concept, and now the Blue Oval has revealed all. Meet the Ford Bronco Wildland Fire Rig Concept, developed in coordination with outdoor outfitter brand Filson as an emergency support vehicle for the US Forest Service. This isn't the first Bronco specialty concept and certainly not the last.
"Ford and Filson share a unique history of helping protect our nation's wildfire crews for more than a century and helping them access rugged areas of forests," said Bronco marketing manager Dave Rivers.
Based on the Bronco Badlands four-door with the Sasquatch package, the concept combines serious off-roading and go-anywhere capabilities with tough as nails Filson materials. Painted in Forest Service Green paint as a tribute to the original US Forest Service Bronco, the new concept has a full fire skid with a water tank at the rear and an interior made from Filson materials and accessories.
The concept SUV also includes a Ford Performance-sourced modular steel bumper with a winch installed and a heavy-duty custom roof rack with an LED light bar mounted on the side mirror arms and rear J-plate. To specifically fight forest fires, the SUV has some serious firefighting tools on hand, like a Pulaski, shovel, water tanks and axes, a fire hose reel, a high-pressure water pump and a rear-mounted 50-gallon water tank. There's even a chainsaw, two hard hats, a high lift jack, and drip torch latched to the skid.
Filson contributed to the project with numerous interior materials like canvas door bolsters, armrests, and seat trim surrounds. There's even a CB radio mounted on the instrument panel. Very conveniently, there's fireproof ripstop nylon, normally used on Filson's backpacks, for the bimini-style top and rear cargo divider. The top can also be rolled back and secured with leather straps.
Additional custom features include ceramic-coated wheels and custom fabricated roof rack and grille. The steering wheel has a brass-plated Bronco logo and while the Filson logo is embroidered on the interior top and center console. Together, Ford and Filson are helping to raise funds to help preserve and maintain America's natural resources and forests, and fighting forest fires is certainly a big way they can help.
In fact, Ford and the newly established Bronco Wild Fund are donating two Broncos equipped with firefighting equipment for that very purpose.