E-ONE First in Fire Industry to Successfully Complete '07 Compliant Cooling Tests Without use of AECD

Imagine innovative technology that could reduce the number of premature deaths, decrease certain respiratory illnesses, and increase the quality of the environment for years to come. The E-ONE '07 compliant custom chassis' will be a part of a movement to do just that.

E-ONE is the first in the fire industry to successfully complete cooling tests on an '07 EPA compliant chassis without utilizing Auxiliary Emission Control Devices. More specifically, E-ONE passed cooling tests with 10-percent extra cooling capacity on the radiator and 25-percent extra cooling capacity on the charge air cooler.

"For the customer, this is an amazing result. It means their truck will never overheat," said Raff McDougal, E-ONE's chassis, cab and aerial product development manager. "We were confident we would meet the EPQ requirements, but these results far surpassed our expectations."

The entire industry is required to meet the new emissions standards set for by the EPA by January of 2007. These test results mean E-ONE will meet, and exceed, these requirements well before the January deadline.

"Our custom chassis' will both improve air quality and help first responders to be more effective," said Marc Gustafson, president of E-ONE. "E-One has continuously demonstrated its technical capabilities by introducing compliant vehicles without relying on "emission credits" to meet the published deadlines."

The new EPA emissions standards will significantly reduce the amount of smog-causing nitrogen oxide released in our atmosphere each year. So much so that it will take 60 new trucks to equal the emissions of just one truck sold in 1988.

As a leading manufacturer of fire rescue vehicles, E-ONE engineers and builds a complete line of apparatus including hazardous materials units, explosive ordnance disposal vehicles, command centers and aircraft rescue vehicles. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer and is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as (NYSE: FSS). When lives are in the balance and seconds count.

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