Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Chooses Decontamination Options for Its Five New E-ONE Custom Rescue-Pumpers

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced a new collaboration with the Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department. Working with E-ONE to address the issue of exposure to harmful materials and carcinogens contaminating firefighters’ protective gear, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department has chosen new decontamination options for its five new E-ONE Custom rescue-pumpers. 

This enhanced suite of options for E-ONE fire trucks is designed to help mitigate contaminants brought inside the cab and to promote a better environment for firefighters. For its new 2018 E-ONE Typhoon rescue-pumpers, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department research and development personnel worked with E-ONE to address the needs of maintaining a clean cab environment to isolate firefighters from contaminants on SCBA and bunker gear.

The 74-inch E-ONE Typhoon cab was modified to include the following: 

  • A transverse SCBA storage compartment directly behind the rear cab wall, completely sealed off from the cab and exterior elements and designed with slide-out capability for rapid deployment of SCBA once on scene. 
  • A cab compartment over the front wheel well modified to safely store firefighter bunker gear by providing only exterior access.
  • NonSCBA seats to help prevent contamination from SCBA entering the cab.
  • Seats covered in Valor Tech XD antimicrobial upholstery to promote a cleaner environment inside the cab.

Dave Downey, chief of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, commented, “Designing an apparatus that protects our firefighters from potentially harmful contaminants on bunker gear and SCBAs after a fire is of paramount concern to our department. The clean cab design that we created with E-ONE is one of many steps we have taken to provide the safest environment possible for our firefighters.” 

“This unique solution is the result of a collaborative effort to address the issue of exposure to harmful materials and carcinogens contaminating firefighter’s protective gear,” said Dan Peters, president of E-ONE. “This demonstrates E-ONE’s ongoing efforts to design the safest, cleanest fire apparatus to protect our customers on their way to and from the fire station.”

The upgraded E-ONE rescue-pumpers for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department are in production, with an anticipated delivery date of September 2018. 

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