It made its first appearance in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Need for Speed: Carbon also features the Fire Truck (also known as Palmont FD1), where it is classified as a Tier 0 Muscle Car. Players can unlock the Fire Truck for Quick Race upon completion of Reward Cards. The Fire Truck has a better top speed and handling than the Dump Truck.
- A fire truck 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.
- The Fire Truck for Need for Speed: Carbon can be downloaded for free on Xbox LIVE.
- The Fire truck can be found in the game files of the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover, and it is not utilised as a traffic vehicle, but is driveable although this function it is not featured at any point of the game.
- The Fire truck can be found in the game files of Need for Speed: World, but it is not utilised as a traffic vehicle.