It made its first appearance in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Need for Speed: Carbon also features the Firetruck (also known as Palmont FD1), where it is classified as Tier 0 Muscle Car. Players can unlock the Firetruck for Quick Race upon completion of a reward card. The Firetruck has a better top speed and handling than the Dump Truck.
- A firetruck can be encountered in the PlayStation 2 release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. It is seen quenching a forest fire on Coast Parklands.
- Geometry and texture files of the Firetruck can be found in the directory of Need for Speed: World.