November 1st, 2011 - Fire Service Times
October 1st, 2011 - Fire Service Times
March 29th, 2011 - Road Rescue Names Fire Service, Inc. As New Dealer
Orlando, Florida -- Road Rescue, has named Fire Service, Inc. as their dealer covering the states of Illinois and Indiana. Fire Service, Inc. has been an emergency vehicle dealership since 1991. They have state-of-the-art facilities for maintenance of emergency vehicles and a seasoned sales staff that will represent the Road Rescue products well.
Feb. 2nd, 2011 - Large donation means new ambulance for Gurnee Fire Department
An unusually large donation means a new, important piece of equipment of the Gurnee Fire Department, its chief said Monday.
Thanks to the Warren-Waukegan Fire Protection District, which works closely with the Gurnee department to cover 32 square miles of incorporated and unincorporated land from Waukegan to Route 45, the Gurnee department will replace an old ambulance with a brand new, high-tech one, said Chief Fred Friedl.
Oct. 20, 2010 - Good Things Are Happening at E-One These Days
E-One, one of the top five apparatus manufacturers, has weathered the storm surrounding its sale from Federal Signal 2 years ago, and it seems to be doing OK for itself these days. In fact, it's made some big announcements in the past year. Let's review.
At FDIC this year, E-One announced its new severe-duty cab. The hardier construction came about after fire departments requested extreme-duty interiors that could endure rigorous use while responding to numerous alarms.
ABS interior trim has been pretty much standard over the past 25 years. E-One's new interior option features a 125" aluminum, Zolatone-painted center dash, an officer-side dash, and A-post covers with easy wiring access through the hinged service panel on top of the center dash. The engine features a 125" WearTrak cover with foam insulation to dampen noise and vibrations.
The new interiors should help with the normal wear and tear that some apparatus endure, not only in major U.S. cities but also busy urban volunteer departments.
In another recent move, E-One has relaunched its stainless-steel product line at a new 75,000-square-foot assembly plant in Hamburg, N.Y. The company will produce a complete line of apparatus built of stainless steel.
Last year, E-One also purchased Water Master, a manufacturer of vacuum tankers, to offer another line of apparatus to its customers.
E-One seems to be doing well since returning to private ownership back in 2008. To date, the company offers 11 new or improved apparatus designs, including the Tradition Pumper and Rescue Pumper lines, the HP 78, a low-travel-height aerial cab, a severe-duty cab and a revised rear-mount pump module. Also, the company has added a 137' rear-mount aerial to its lineup, introduced at FRI 2010.
The company is also in its second year of its fire truck giveaway program. Fire departments are encouraged to write an essay telling E-One why their department needs a new truck. The winning department gets a Tradition ES Pumper. The announcement is made at the IAFC's Fire-Rescue International each year.
I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from E-One in the coming years, as they continue to produce innovative products for the fire service that are timely and functional. Quality and defect-free designs and operations are things that this company has strived for in the past, and I don't see why this won't continue for them as they go forward.
Bob Vaccaro has more than 30 years of fire-service experience. He is a former chief of the Deer Park (N.Y.) Fire Department. Vaccaro has also worked for the Insurance Services Office, the New York Fire Patrol and several major commercial insurance companies as a senior loss-control consultant. Vaccaro is a life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Aug. 28, 2010 - Winner of E-One Giveaway Truck
CHICAGO — In what is becoming a meaningful annual tradition within the fire service, E-One again gave away a fire truck to a needy department in a presentation at the IAFC's Fire Rescue International in Chicago today.
Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, Volunteer Fire Department took home the new Tradition ES pumper as the top vote-getter among the seven finalist departments in E-One's 'Tell Us Your Story' contest. The competition — which drew more than 600 entries — asked departments to submit essays explaining why they were the most deserving of the new truck.
Owens Cross Roads Fire Chief Dan Kelly was overcome with emotion as E-One President Peter Guile announced the winner of the $170,000 truck in front of a large crowd of show attendees and exhibitors.
"I'm rarely at a loss for words, but I am now," Kelly said, wiping his eyes before pointing skyward and mouthing "Thank you."
This year, the contest — which ended just hours before the presentation — drew 70,000 online votes.
The competition was hotly contested, with the finalist departments employing tactics ranging from letter writing campaigns to dancing YouTube videos in an effort to drive votes their way.
There was a distinctly common thread running through each of the finalists. All have struggled mightily to raise funds in a down economy, turning to drastic measures in many cases.
Many spoke in their essays about the frustration and powerlessness of being unable to serve their communities to the best of their abilities because of inferior equipment and resources.
And all of the departments, Guile joked, serve small towns with "a number of stoplights between one and zero."
The other representatives all received prizes to benefit their departments, including several sets of new Globe turnouts for the first and second runners up.
But the man with the biggest smile on his face was Kelly, who was straightforward when asked about how the new pumper will help his 20-person department and his community.
"I mean — there it is," he said, pointing at the truck. "We can do more everything."
August 23, 2010 – E-One Intruding Tallest Aerial Ladder & Giving Away Fire Truck at 2010 IAFC
Towering 137 feet into the sky, the CR 137 is North America's tallest aerial ladder. Fire and emergency vehicle manufacturer, E-ONE, Inc., is introducing this new aerial ladder at the 2010 Fire Rescue International conference in Chicago on Friday.
"For more than 30 years we have been an industry leader in introducing innovative apparatus to the market, this year's IAFC will be no exception with our new CR 137," said Peter Guile, President and CEO of E-ONE.
The CR 137 features a narrow 13-foot, 8-inch jack spread, criss-cross under-slung stabilizers and a speedy set up of less than 45 seconds. The welded extruded aluminum ladder combined with advanced engineering provides a 2.5 to 1 structural safety factor, exceeding NFPA requirements. One of the most impressive features of the CR 137 is its ability to reach a target that is 110 feet high and 82 feet horizontally off the side while supporting a 750 pound personnel tip load.
Along with unveiling the CR 137, E-ONE will also be giving a new Tradition ES pumper to one of seven finalists in the company's 'Tell Us Your Story' contest.
"We are honored to be in a position to give back in such a big way to the industry that has supported us over the years," said Guile. "We hope everyone in the Chicago area will visit the E-ONE booth for the presentation of this new fire truck to one lucky department at 3:00 p.m. on August 27th."
Another noteworthy product on display during the 2010 IAFC will be a stainless steel pumper from the newly acquired manufacturing facility in Hamburg, New York. The pumper will feature a unique, patented Fiberglass Reinforced Panel (FRP) paint process in which fiberglass panels are cut to size, painted and overlaid onto the truck body. This process provides an automotive paint finish and enables quick, low cost repairs.
July 14, 2010 – E-One Invests in New York Facility and Launches New Stainless Steel Product Line
Market-leading fire apparatus manufacturer, E-ONE, Inc., opens a new 75,000 square foot facility in Hamburg, New York. The facility will specialize in manufacturing stainless steel apparatus, refurbishment, technical service and support.
E-ONE has appointed Bill Savage, a 30-year industry veteran and expert in stainless steel fire apparatus design and manufacturing, as president of the New York facility. Savage has assembled a highly-experienced team to support new and existing E-ONE customers.
"The New York based team is proud to be joining the E-ONE family and we are looking forward to complementing E-ONE's existing products by providing the industry's best stainless steel apparatus to customers throughout the nation," said Bill Savage, president of E-ONE New York. "We have been manufacturing and refurbishing stainless steel apparatus for more than 20 years and are excited about working closely with E-ONE dealers and customers."
This announcement comes on the heels of the Water Master™ vacuum tanker product acquisition which was announced just over a year ago and furthers the organizations goals of investing in innovative products and expanding its factory service capabilities to enrich E-ONE's leading market position and further the company's ability to serve fire departments throughout North America and in more than 40 countries worldwide.
"We are thrilled not only to be re-launching our stainless steel product line, but to also offer a refurbishment and service location for our dealers and customers in the Northeast and Midwest," said Peter Guile, President and CEO of E-ONE, Inc. "The leadership of Bill Savage at our New York facility combined with his highly-skilled team provides unparalleled expertise and ensures confidence in our ability to build stainless steel apparatus of the highest quality alongside our industry-leading line of aluminum fire apparatus. We are delighted to have Bill be a part of our management team."
Since returning to private-ownership in 2008, E-ONE has transformed its manufacturing processes to produce the highest quality apparatus in the industry, resulting in the majority of the 2010 deliveries having zero defects per unit during customer final inspections. Investments in innovative products have also produced 11 new or improved apparatus designs, including the Tradition ES pumper and rescue pumper, HP 78, low travel height aerial cab, severe duty cab interior, and a revised rear-mount pump module.
E-1 Win a Truck
Following an overwhelming response to the 2009 Tell Us Your Story contest, E-One is offering departments throughout the U.S. a second opportunity to win a new Tradition ES commercial pumper by simply telling us why your department deserves to win. Signup, and tell E-One your story for a chance to win a truck.
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April 28th 2009 - E-One Announces Acquisition of "Water Master™ - Vacuum Tankers "
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Jan 31st 2008 - E-One Press Release
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