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E-One, or Emergency One, is a fire apparatus manufacturer located in Ocala, Florida. One of the largest fire apparatus manufacturers in the world, E-One trucks can be found in many countries. E-One has over 23,000 units in service around the world.

History[]

Formed in 1974 by retired playground equipment manufacturer Robert Wormser, Emergency One grew quickly and became the largest fire apparatus builder in the United States by the mid-1980s. The company pioneered the use of modular bodies built from extruded aluminum components, enabling it to build in advance and speed up production time considerably. It built a new 75,000 square foot plant in Ocala to meet production needs in 1978. A new line of aerial devices was launched in 1981 - the company had built earlier aerial-equipped apparatus using ladder assemblies purchased from an outside supplier. The Hurricane custom chassis was introduced in 1984, leading to a full line of custom trucks.

Corporately, in 1979, Emergency One was acquired by the Federal Signal Corporation. The chassis business was spun off into a separate entity called Federal Motors in 1985, and Emergency One officially changed its name to E-One in 1988.

In the late 1980s, E-One began to acquire other apparatus manufacturers. In 1989, it purchased Florida-based American Eagle. In late 1991, E-One entered the Canadian market in force with its purchase of Superior Emergency Vehicles. In 1998, Saulsbury Fire and Rescue Corporation of Preble, NY was added to the E-One family. The three plants purchased were closed in 1992, 2006 and 2004, respectively.

In 2008, E-One was purchased by AIP in a carve out from Federal Signal. It was assigned to AIP's REV Group portfolio. AIP is a private equity firm distinctively focused on buying and improving industrial businesses with operations in the United States or Canada. The REV Group portfolio is a leading diversified manufacturer of specialty vehicles to North America, as well as export markets.

Facilities[]

E-One builds a full line of trucks from plants in Ocala, FL and Hamburg, NY. The Hamburg facility builds all stainless steel pumpers, rescues, and tankers. All other products are manufactured in Ocala.

Production[]

E-One produces a full line of fire apparatus and its own brand of custom chassis. Over 28,000 units have been built since 1974.

E-One also builds on commercial chassis and has in the past used other custom chassis, including Spartan, Pemfab and Duplex.

Custom trucks[]

Custom chassis currently in production[]

Discontinued custom chassis[]

Aerials[]

Ladders[]

Model Custom Chassis Rear Axle / Wheelbase Vertical Reach Payload Capacity Stabilizers Body Styles Tank Capacity
Teleboom Cyclone, Typhoon Single 50' 300 lbs 1x set A-frame outriggers Pumper 750 US gallons
HP 75 Cyclone, Typhoon, Quest Single / 210-230" 75' 550 lbs 1x set H-style outriggers (16' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
HP 78 Cyclone, Typhoon, Quest Single / 220-230" 78' 825 lbs 1x set H-style outriggers (16' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
HP 100 Cyclone, Typhoon, Quest Tandem / 230-240" 100' 550 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (12' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 500 US gallons
HM 100 / 110 Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 230" 100' / 110' 550 lbs (100') / 300 lbs (110') 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (11' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 500 US gallons
HR 100 Cyclone, Typhoon, Quest Single or Tandem / 230-240" 100' 550-750 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (11-12' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
CR 100 Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 245-250" 100' 800 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (13'-8" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
CR 137 Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 245" 137' 300-800 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (13'-8" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
Metro 100 Cyclone Single / 220" 100' (110' optional) 300-825 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (11' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
Super Tiller Cyclone, Quest Single / 140" (tractor) 100' 550 lbs 1x set H-style outriggers (17'-6" spread) Tractor-Drawn Aerial N/A

Platforms[]

Model Custom Chassis Rear Axle / Wheelbase Vertical Reach Payload Capacity Stabilizers Body Styles Tank Capacity
95-Platform Cyclone, Typhoon, Quest Tandem / 245-250" 95' 1025 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (13'-8" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
HP 95 Mid-Mount Platform Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 250-260" 95' 1305/805 lbs dry/wet 1x set criss-cross underslung outriggers (15'-6" spread), 4x downriggers Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
HP 100 Platform Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 250-260" 100' 1305/805 lbs dry/wet 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (15'-6" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
Bronto (F116 RLP+, F135 RLX) Cyclone, Typhoon Tandem / 230" or 245" 116' or 135' 1275 lbs 2x sets H-style outriggers (20' spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300 US gallons

Discontinued[]

Model Custom Chassis Rear Axle / Wheelbase Vertical Reach Payload Capacity Stabilizers Body Styles Tank Capacity
HPS 100 Platform Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 250-260" 100' 1305/805 lbs dry/wet 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (15'-6" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons
HPS 100 Mid-Mount Platform Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 255"-265" 100' 1305/805 lbs dry/wet 1x set criss-cross underslung outriggers (18' spread), 1x set H-style outriggers (11'-7" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300 US gallons
HPS 105 Ladder Cyclone, Quest Tandem / 240-250" 105' 575 lbs 2x sets criss-cross underslung outriggers (13'-8" spread) Quint, No pump/no tank 300-500 US gallons

ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Firefighting)[]

  • 4x4
  • 6x6

eMAX[]

  • aerials (HP 78, HP 100 ladder)
  • custom pumper
  • commercial pumper
  • urban interface pumper

Pumpers[]

  • custom pumper
  • commercial pumper
  • enclosed top mount custom pumper
  • enclosed top mount commercial pumper

Rescues[]

  • walk-around heavy rescue
  • walk-in heavy rescue
  • light rescue

Tankers[]

  • custom tanker
  • commercial tanker
  • Water Master vacuum tanker

See also[]

Departments operating E-One apparatus

External links[]

E-One

Sources[]

  • McCall, Walter M.P. Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Fire Engine Manufacturers. Hudson, WI: Iconografix, 2009.