The Glendale (AZ) Fire Department in Glendale, Arizona, recently added four new E-ONE trucks to their growing fleet. The two new mid-engine pumpers and two new HP100 platforms bring the total number of E-ONE units in service at the GFD up to 20–nine frontline pumpers, three frontline aerials, one reserve aerial, and seven reserve pumpers.
“Glendale Fire desperately needed to replace a few pumpers and make a couple aerial purchases, after a detailed investigation the apparatus committee felt that the E-ONE mid-engine pumpers and the HP 100 platform were the best on the market,” said retired Deputy Chief Patrick Berkel.
GFD has been predominately an E-ONE department since purchasing its first Hush pumpers 1989 and decided to stick with E-ONE for their latest purchase.
“Having such a good history with the mid-engine pumpers I believe that we were able to bring some ideas to the table and make a good product even better,” said Berkel.
As a true custom, first responder apparatus manufacturer, E-ONE prides itself on being able to meet customers’ varying demands. The mid-engine Hush chassis built for GFD is a great example of E-ONE’s ability to design a unit based on the customer’s needs.
“The mid-engine chassis is really a great, rarely considered chassis option. It increases valuable in-cab space and decreases engine noise while also being easier to service since you don’t have to tilt the cab for maintenance,” said Rob Wirtz, Director of Homeland Security Solutions and Aerial Sales for E-ONE.
GFD was not only pleased with the product, but their overall E-ONE experience as well.
“On all of our inspection trips we were treated with respect and made to feel as if we were a part of the E-ONE family,” said Berkel.
For more information on E-ONE’s full line of custom apparatus contact your local dealer or visit www.E-ONE.com.