How to Draw a Firetruck

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Learn how to draw a great looking Firetruck with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Firetruck drawing.

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Complete Firetruck drawing

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"Where there's smoke, there's fire," as the old saying goes. If there's a fire, you need a firetruck! This cartoon firetruck drawing tutorial can help you learn how to draw one.

A firetruck, also called a fire engine or fire lorry, is a large emergency vehicle used by first responders.

Some carry water to put out the fire, and others have long ladders to allow firefighters to reach people stuck in tall buildings.

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Before fire engines were invented, people had to carry water in buckets to put fires out. Later, animal-drawn carts had hand pumps to spray water. Then, during the 1800s steam engines made firefighting more efficient.

In cartoons and popular culture, firetrucks are recognized by their sirens, flashing lights, and red coloration. Many are also depicted as having a Dalmatian dog on board. Why?

During the days of horse-drawn fire carriages, these dogs were compatible with the horses and protected them. They also ran ahead of the team to clear a path to the fire.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Firefighter, Fire, and Camping Scene.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Firetruck

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Firetruck Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin by outlining the front of the firetruck. Draw a horizontal rectangle with rounded corners for the grill. Above it, enclose three additional rounded rectangles, one larger than the other. The two smaller ones represent the headlights. Finally, draw a curved line up from one of the headlights to outline the side of the cab.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw a straight line up from the grill to outline the front of the truck. Draw two large parallelograms to form the windshield. Then, enclose a rectangle on one side and a partial rectangle on the other to indicate the side mirrors. Draw small ovals and a curved line across the top of the truck.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw a Firetruck Step 03

3. Complete the top of the truck using curved lines. Draw a cylinder on top, and band it with two curved lines. This forms the light bar, which flashes brightly. Enclose partial and full rounded rectangles for the side windows.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use curved lines to enclose the fender and tire. Draw an oval in the middle of the tire to form the wheel. Then, complete the doors using straight lines. Draw a small rounded rectangle on each door to form the door handle.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 5

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5. Enclose a half-circle shape below the grill to indicate a wheel on the opposite side. Then, use a series of straight and curved lines to outline the bottom of the firetruck and the rear wheel well. Draw another straight line near the top of the truck.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 6

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6. Outline the rear tire using a curved line. Draw an oval at its center to indicate the wheel. Then, draw compartments on the side of the firetruck. Sketch squares and rectangles of various sizes.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw a straight line on top of the truck, with a curved line doubling back to the light bar and another passing over it. This is the base of the truck's ladder. Complete the back of the truck using a curved line, and draw one more square compartment on its side.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 8

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8. Use straight lines to sketch the firetruck's ladder. First, draw a long trapezoid. Then, draw another partial trapezoid at the front of the ladder. Begin drawing the triangular openings.

Firetruck Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw a Firetruck Step 09

9. Continue to draw triangles down the side of the ladder.

Complete Firetruck Drawing

How to Draw a Firetruck Step 10

Color your cartoon firetruck. Traditionally, firetrucks are red, but they may also come in other bright colors, such as yellow.

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