Industry News 3/13

E-ONE has announced that 2013 EPA-compliant engines are now available for order. “After working closely with Cummins representatives for the past nine months, we’ve successfully implemented all necessary changes to integrate the 2013 technology...


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E-ONE has announced that 2013 EPA-compliant engines are now available for order.

“After working closely with Cummins representatives for the past nine months, we’ve successfully implemented all necessary changes to integrate the 2013 technology into our custom cabs to meet the latest Environmental Protection Agency engine emissions requirements,” said Joe Hedges, E-ONE product manager. “Our close relationship with Cummins allowed for this to be a painless integration, so much so that we began taking orders for the new engines earlier this month.”

The new engine changes also prompted the enhancement of both the transmission controls, to Allison GenV, and the electrical system. The redesigned electrical system now includes enhanced serviceability and state-of-the-art electrical components throughout the cab and chassis.

“While these are government mandated changes that apply to all fire apparatus manufacturers, we take pride in offering a system that is fully integrated into our design to offer our customers the best solution to their 2013 engine needs,” said Hedges.

E-ONE cabs are available with the following 2013 Cummins engines: ISL up to 450 hp, ISX 12 up to 500 hp and ISX 15 up to 600 hp.

 

LION INC. has donated thousands of items valued at more than $125,000 to Long Island, NY, first responders, with distribution assistance provided by the Long Beach Fire Department, one of the fire departments that absorbed significant storm damage. LION’s donation includes fire-retardant shirts, cotton shirts, pants, lined coveralls, fleece vests, jackets and structural firefighting gloves.

“LION never forgets what our customers do for our cities and states and country,” said CEO Steve Schwartz. “These first responders don’t even give a second thought to getting out there in the most dangerous of conditions to respond to those in need. It’s just what they do. We want to be able to help and respond to them in the same fashion.”

 

KME has been awarded a new contract for firefighting vehicles by the State of New Jersey that lets all fire departments within the state purchase apparatus more easily and cost effectively. Fire departments and municipalities can procure trucks directly off the contract and take advantage of the volume discounts offered. The contract also lets them minimize delays and costs associated with the administration and legal review of public bids. KME’s contract (number 83151) runs through 2017 and includes aerials, pumpers, tankers, rescue trucks and wildland vehicles on custom and commercial chassis.

 

RESCUE ONE has secured an order for 75 rescue boats for use by government agencies in Thailand. The order will be shipped in phases for an in-service date of late 2013. Rescue ONE, in partnership with DLM Solutions, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, will equip government agencies with Rescue ONE Connector Boats outfitted with outboard engines, command consoles, rescue platforms and emergency light-bar mounting racks. In addition, DLM will build Rescue ONE’s specially designed double-stacked trailers to enable 38 rescue stations around the country to be equipped with two boats transported on one trailer.

“This truly validates the Connector Boat as the premier solution for flood response worldwide,” Rescue ONE President Taylor Edge said. “Tremendous thanks are extended to DLM Solutions for believing in the Connector Boat system and demonstrating its value to government officials in Thailand.”

In late 2011, Thailand was severely affected by flooding accounting for more than 800 deaths and 13.6 million people affected. The floods prompted the government to seek new solutions to dealing with flood rescue and evacuation.

 

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