MIAMI-DADE FIRE RESCUE CHOOSES DECONTAMINATION OPTIONS FOR ITS FIVE E-ONE CUSTOM RESCUE PUMPERS
E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced a new collaboration with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Working with E-ONE to address the issue of exposure to harmful materials and carcinogens contaminating firefighter’s protective gear, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department has chosen new decontamination options for its five new E-ONE Custom Rescue Pumpers.
This enhanced suite of options for E-ONE fire trucks are designed to help mitigate contaminants brought inside the cab and to promote a better environment for firefighters. For its new 2018 E-ONE Typhoon Rescue Pumpers, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Research and Development personnel worked with E-ONE to address the needs of maintaining a clean cab environment to isolate the firefighters from contaminants on air packs and bunker gear.
The 74-inch E-ONE Typhoon cab was modified to include the following:
A transverse air pack storage compartment directly behind the rear cab wall, completely sealed off from the cab and exterior elements, designed with slide-out capability for rapid deployment of air packs once on-scene.
A cab compartment over the front wheel-well, modified to safely store firefighter bunker gear by providing only exterior access.
Non-SCBA seats to help prevent contamination from air packs entering the cab.
Seats covered in Valor Tech XD anti-microbial upholstery to promote a cleaner environment inside the cab.
Dave Downey, Fire Chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, commented, “Designing an apparatus that protects our firefighters from potentially harmful contaminants on bunker gear and SCBAs after a fire is of paramount concern to our department. The clean cab design that we created with E-ONE is one of many steps we have taken to provide the safest environment possible for our firefighters.”
“This unique solution is the result of a collaborative effort to address the issue of exposure to harmful materials and carcinogens contaminating firefighter’s protective gear,” said Dan Peters, President of REV Fire Group. “This demonstrates E-ONE’s ongoing efforts to design the safest, cleanest fire apparatus to protect our customers on their way to and from the fire station.”
The upgraded E-ONE rescue pumpers for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department are in production, with an anticipated delivery date of September 2018.
E-ONE is a worldwide designer and manufacturer of fire trucks with more than 28,000 vehicles in operation around the world. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, E-ONE is the industry leader in product innovations, new technologies and exceeding customer expectations. E-ONE is owned by the REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services serving fire and emergency, recreational vehicle, commercial bus and mobility markets worldwide. Learn more at revgroup.com.