Ocala, FL (December 2, 2009) – Following an overwhelming response to the 2009 contest, E-ONE is offering fire departments another opportunity to “Tell Us Your Story” for a chance at winning a new Tradition ES commercial pumper, valued at $170,000.
“We were astounded by the reaction to last year’s contest,” said Peter Guile, CEO of E-ONE. “From the hundreds of entries to the generous vendors and departments who donated to the cause, we felt compelled to once again partner with suppliers to build and donate a truck to the department the fire service votes to be the most deserving fire department in the US.”
As was the case last year, vendors throughout the industry have jumped at the opportunity to support this cause. One of the first to participate last year, International®, a Navistar company, was eager to participate again this year.
“What E-ONE does with this program provides an entire community with protection beyond anything they could ever afford on their own,” said Jim Hebe, Senior Vice President North American Sales Operations for Navistar. “We at Navistar are proud to be a contributing sponsor in such a rewarding event.”
Departments throughout the U.S. will have until March 8, 2010, to submit their entries, in 500 words or less presenting why they are the most deserving department in U.S., online at www.E-ONE.com . The entries will be reviewed by an internal E-ONE committee using the selection criteria which can be found on the E-ONE web site.
The finalists will be announced on April 23, 2010. Once the finalists are announced, the fire industry will be asked to read the stories and vote online for the department they feel is the most deserving. Voting will end on August 27, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. CST and the winner will be announced on August 27, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. CST on the IAFC show floor - booth 3549, McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.
E-ONE would like to thank its generous sponsors for their contributions:
Platinum sponsors: Akron / Weldon, Amity Industries, Firehouse, Hale / Class 1, International, Maudlin International
Gold sponsors: ROM, Ryerson, UPF
Silver Sponsors: Alco-lite; Cummins Power South; Curbell Plastics; Deltran, Inc.; Federal Signal; Global Harness; Havis-Shield; Kochek; Real Wheels; Signature Partners; Stainless Unlimited; Truck Lite; Unity Manufacturing Co.; The Upholstery Shop;
Van Mor, Inc.; Wes-Garde; Whelen; Zico
For full contest rules and regulations, truck specs and to “Tell Us Your Story,” visit www.E-ONE.com.
One entry per department. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Follow the contest on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EONE_FireTrucks or become a fan of E-ONE Fire Trucks (Official Site) on Facebook.
As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers, manufactures and markets mission-critical vehicles including custom and commercial pumpers tankers, Water Master vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatus, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products world-wide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For more information, visit www.e-one.com.