The Bronco Wildland Firefighting Command Rig. (Credit: Ford Motor Co.) Ford Motor Co. is gifting the National Park Service a Bronco that has been transformed into a firefighting command vehicle and will present the customized rig during a ceremony on Wednesday.The donation, made through the automaker's Bronco Wild Fund endowment, is being delivered to the Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico amid peak wildfire season to assist firefighting crews on the park's 33,000 acres."For more than a century Ford has supported fire response and disaster relief efforts by deploying vehicles to provide emergency transportation and power and deliver essential goods," Dave Rivers, Ford's enthusiast brand manager, said in a statement. "Bronco Wild Fund was created because of our passion for the outdoors, and we’re excited to donate the Bronco wildland firefighting command rig to Bandelier to help protect this National Monument for generations to come."The Bronco Wildland Firefighting Command Rig. (Credit: Ford Motor Co.) The 2023 Bronco Badlands with the Sasquatch package was modified by Darley, a global manufacturer and distributor of defense, fire and rescue vehicles.
It has been outfitted with specialized equipment, including a government communications system with satellite and antenna connections. US CLEARS FORESTS RIDDLED WITH DEAD TREES, UNDERGROWTH TO LOWER WILDFIRE RISKS"Henry Ford and W.S.
Darley worked together in the 20th century," Darley chief marketing officer Kimberly Brown said in a statement. "We are honored that a hundred-plus years later our companies are still working together to serve our national heroes and sustain our beautiful spaces.