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2 minute read - 20th May 2022

Emergency One secures electric fire appliance export contract

Emergency One has secured an export contract with Hérault Fire Service to supply its innovative electric fire appliances to the French fire service.

Based in Cumnock, Scotland, Emergency One is the UK’s largest manufacturer of fire and rescue appliances.

Launched in October 2020, the E1 EVO™ is the world’s first fully electric fire appliance with zero emissions, with its electric technology powering both the vehicle whilst driving and when operating its fire pump.

Emergency One has secured an export contract in France to supply its UK-built electric fire appliances / Picture: Emergency One

Mike Madsen, managing director of Emergency One, said: “The development of zero emission fire and rescue vehicles is business critical in a green thinking economy and we are proud to be working with a leading French fire and rescue service to put the first electric fire appliance into service on the European mainland. Not only is the electric route safer for the environment but also the firefighters themselves and we are proud of the technology and progress to market of the E1 EV0™, the world’s first fully electric fire appliance that highlights Scottish innovation.”

Emergency One built the electric fire appliance as part of its move to more sustainable products supported by a grant from Scottish Enterprise in 2020.

Sharon McKendry, global head of trade for science and technology at Scottish Enterprise, added: “We are proud to have worked with Emergency One over many years. The company is a brilliant example of an innovative Scottish manufacturer with export ambitions that is taking its sustainable fire appliances to serve markets across the world and is grasping the opportunities of climate change.

“The company’s contract with Hérault Fire Services, that covers a population of over 1 million people, will act as a springboard to gain additional sales on the French market. It is fantastic to see this success from the firm that brought us the world’s first fully electric fire appliance, built in Scotland that is saving lives and the planet. Scottish Enterprise aims to support companies like Emergency One to enter new markets and take Scotland’s innovative products and services to international markets.”

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