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Emergency One Group Ltd

The World's First Fully Electric Fire Engine

Manufacturer of Fire and Rescue Appliances

Emergency One Group Ltd are the largest manufacturer of Fire and Rescue Appliances in the UK and are now expanding further into international markets. Incorporating Clan Tools and Plant Ltd (who supply Fire and Rescue operational equipment), Emergency One Group provide a one-stop shop for all your firefighting needs. Priding themselves in creating the best possible experience for customers, with each vehicle being tailored to suit individual needs and requirements of each fire service. Emergency One (UK) Ltd was established in 1989 in Cumnock, Scotland and started out with six employees, building on average five vehicles a year. Now, over 30 years later, and with 250 employees, they are the largest employers in the area and market leaders in the industry.

Emergency One (E1) has since launched the world’s first all-electric pumping appliance, E1 EV0. E1 has long been committed to positively contributing to a Low Carbon Economy. Recognising that Fire & Rescue Service customers, whether in the UK or worldwide, require to reduce their appliance fleet emissions and carbon footprint. With this in mind,  their engineers were tasked with designing a low-emission fire appliance – but with some strict criteria imposed. Aiming to produce a next-generation solution 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.

Exceeding where others have struggled, the E1 EV0™ range can be adapted to any chassis, and meets the requirements of BSEN 1846 and NFPA 1901. For many years, the idea of a zero-emissions fire appliance was thought impossible due to the nature of the tasks undertaken and the complexity of duty cycles. The nature of the FRS is to study risk and likelihood, and it is a paradigm shift in thinking about likelihood that is required to see that duty cycles, whilst unreliable, are not entirely unpredictable. E1 carried out extensive testing to ensure that the electric range of their fire engines were able to meet all the criteria of the Fire Services and cover at least 95% of incidents that the vehicle was required to attend on battery power alone. To many, batteries are seen as a threat to operations, with reliability and range anxiety often quoted as reasons to resist change. However, evidence now shows that Emergency One’s battery technology allows vehicles to travel 300 kms and have a pumping time in excess of 4 hours. Optional on-appliance range extenders provide for even greater operational flexibility.

Contact Information

  • 3A, Caponacre Industrial Estate, Cumnock KA18 1SH, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0)1290 424200
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United Kingdom
  • 3A, Caponacre Industrial Estate, Cumnock KA18 1SH, United Kingdom
  • +44 (0)1290 424200
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