Toronto Fire Services has placed an order for two all-electric fire trucks as part of its efforts to switch to greener alternatives.
When the vehicles are delivered by Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group, Toronto Fire Services will be one of the first fire departments in Canada to have fully electric, North American-style pumper trucks in their fleet.
The trucks, initially introduced by REV Fire Group in August 2021, are claimed to deliver the longest electric pumping duration in the industry.
The move by Toronto Fire Services, which responds to 300 to 400 calls per day, supports the TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, an effort to achieve net zero emissions community-wide by 2040.
Chief Matthew Pegg of Toronto Fire Services said: “Toronto Fire Services is pleased to be working with Safetek and Spartan Emergency Response on the design and delivery of our first fully electric pumper trucks.
“These trucks will have the same functionality and capabilities as our other pumper trucks but will leverage leading-edge electric vehicle technology.”