E-One Fire Trucks: From New Beginnings to Trusted Used Models

Igniting the Flame: The Birth of E-One It all started in 1974 in Ocala, Florida, when E-One sprang to life with a mission to craft superior fire rescue vehicles. E-One, short for Emergency One, quickly distinguished itself by adopting aluminum for fire truck bodies, a revolutionary move that promised durability, corrosion resistance, and lighter weight,…

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Pups in Service: Dalmatians 

Pups in Service: Dalmatians  We all know Disney’s darling pups in the 101 Dalmatians, but this beautiful breed isn’t just a cute cartoon. Many would also recognize them as the heroic mascot of firehouses across North America and England. Here is the history of how they came to be known as the duty-driven protectors of…

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A Guide to Fire Department Grants

In the realm of fire safety and emergency services, the quest for adequate funding is as relentless as the battles these brave departments face against flames and disasters. Amid tightening budgets and escalating operational demands, fire departments are increasingly turning to grants not only for routine expenses but also for significant capital investments like acquiring…

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How Much Does a Fire Truck Weigh?

From transporting firefighters to carrying rescue equipment, fire trucks are some of the most essential firefighting equipment. But has it ever crossed your mind how heavy a fire truck is — with and without water? Let’s take a closer look at the weight of these pivotal fire apparatuses. How Many Pounds Does a Fire Truck Weigh? The…

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How Much Water Does a Fire Truck Hold?

Fire trucks are crucial assets in firefighting and disaster management. When it comes to understanding their capabilities, a common question arises: “How much water does a fire truck hold?” Today, we’ll unravel the mysteries of fire trucks, exploring their water-carrying capacities, the different types, and their indispensable role in firefighting operations. Understanding the Basics: The…

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Fire Engines vs. Fire Trucks

Fire engine vs fire trucks

Fire engine, fire truck, fire apparatus — people often use these terms interchangeably, but there are some important differences. Fire engines are usually the first to respond to a fire. They carry water and hoses and quickly get to work putting out the blaze. A fire truck, or fire apparatus, is fully equipped to conduct…

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Why are Fire Trucks Red?

Why are Fire Trucks Red? By Emma Campbell A colorful history of why fire trucks have been painted red since the 1900s; uncover the benefits of color choice and why red is right for your rig. Even though today’s rigs vary in colors such as yellow, white, green, and even purple; If you asked someone…

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Fire Truck Tanker Sizes

When purchasing a new water tender, choosing the size that best fits your fire department’s needs is essential. Fenton Fire Equipment offers many makes, models and ages of fire trucks and can provide you with a wide range of options when making this critical decision. What Is a Tanker? Tankers are large trucks specifically designed…

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Your Guide to Quints

The firefighting industry is a demanding one. It requires you to stay on your toes and utilize the proper equipment to keep you and your community safe. Whether you operate in a volunteer or career capacity, modern quints can revolutionize how you approach emergencies. Take a look at what quints have to offer and how…

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A Quick Guide to Heavy Rescue Trucks

Heavy rescue trucks are the workhorses of the emergency response world. These prized trucks must be able to handle any scene, from minor car accidents to earthquakes and building collapses. Although the size and weight of these vehicles can vary depending on their configuration and purpose, many features make these powerhouses stand out from other…

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A Brief History of Fire Trucks

Fire trucks are one of the most iconic symbols of emergency response. They’re so closely associated with fire that many forget how relatively new these vehicles are. In this article, we’ll look at the history of the fire truck and how it has evolved from the earliest days of horse-drawn carriages into today’s massive vehicles.…

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Your Guide to Water Tenders

In the world of firefighting, water tenders are an essential tool. Firefighters must have water on hand to do their job, and a water tender is one of the best ways to deliver that water to the scene. What Is a Water Tender Truck? A water tender, also referred to as a water tanker, is…

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