Emergency One Group
Since Emergency One’s last visit to The Emergency Services Show (ESS) a lot has happened, and despite COVID-19, 2020 marked the release of The World’s First Fully Electric Fire Appliance, the “E1 EV0”. Designed and manufactured from the company’s manufacturing campus in Cumnock, Scotland, the EV0TM (Electric Vehicle, Zero Emission) is both a vision of the future for UK and International firefighting, and an expression of all that is possible with current technologies and Emergency One’s best-in-class British engineering. Emergency One has long been committed to positively contributing to a Low Carbon Economy. This mirrors the needs and demands of our customer base, whether in the UK or worldwide, given that they require to reduce their appliance fleet emissions and carbon footprint.
E1’s engineers embraced the remit, and over several years, took the concept from initial design right through to final production. The E1 EV0™ is not a prototype – it is a series production, Operational Service ready model, easily integrated into existing appliance fleets. Emergency One did not want to produce a Hybrid vehicle, a concept truck, or one with limited range and operational performance, but rather aimed to produce a next-generation solution. One that builds on the current features of today’s diesel-fuelled fire appliances, whilst also including many new and innovative features, designed to improve firefighter (and public) safety. In other words, a low emission fire and rescue vehicle that exceeds the current appliance specification and looks the part!
In April 2021, Emergency One and Allison Transmission, also exhibiting at ESS, announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding whereby the two companies will integrate the Allison eGen Power™ 100D electric axle into Emergency One’s fire rescue and emergency vehicle platform. This agreement builds on their successful relationship, and further develops the EV0 range.
The E1 ScorpionTM will also be making a return to ESS! Whilst the E1 Scorpion concept is not new (water tower pumping appliances have been around for decades), the manufacturing and systems engineering, and technology employed within this vehicle certainly is new! The Scorpion features a 20m High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) system along with the optional “Fire-Spike” piercing lance system (designed and manufactured in the UK). The installation facilitates up to a 20m vertical reach and 14m horizontal reach, with full 360º rotation. Water and Foam delivery is available via the boom-mounted high flow monitor (up to 4,000lpm), or via the “Fire-Spike” (1,000lpm). CCTV and Thermal Imaging Cameras are also installed, with images relayed to locations such as the cab or pumpbay system controls and/or the chest-pack “ePump RC” remote control system (a remote system, allowing full control of the HRET and of all Pumping Systems).
Mike Madsen, Managing Director, Emergency One Group Limited, commented; “We are delighted that both the E1 EV0 and the E1 Scorpion have been met with such enthusiasm. It is important to me that we offer our customers choice – hence both the E1 EV0 and the E1 Scorpion are fully customisable and offer a unique, no-compromise build solution along with a comprehensive option list. The build quality and truly innovative design features are testament to the quality, passion, drive and commitment of our employees and the collaborative approach we adopted throughout the design and manufacture process. Working closely with all stakeholders, I am proud that our appliances showcase the best of British engineering, innovation and manufacturing.”
Emergency One look forward to being able to display these amazing vehicles and the innovative technology designed in house that makes them extra special! For anyone that is interested in seeing the UK’s leading manufacturer of Fire and Recue Appliances be sure to visit stand L12 or outside location 0S10!