E-ONE marks 50 years of fire industry leadership

January 24, 2024

E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc. and a prominent fire apparatus manufacturer, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024.

The company, renowned for its innovative fire trucks, has planned a year-long celebration, including special events and the unveiling of a commemorative fire truck badge.

E-ONE’s history and achievements

Founded in 1974 as Emergency One, Inc. by Bob Wormser, E-ONE introduced the first modular extruded aluminum fire truck body, establishing its reputation for innovation.

The company has achieved significant milestones in the fire industry, such as introducing the HP 75 ladder with a 500-pound tip load in 1994 and releasing the All-Electric Vector in 2022.

Today, E-ONE employs over 1,000 people at its facilities in Ocala, Florida, and Hamburg, New York.

Celebrating 50 years of service

The anniversary celebration kicks off on March 6, 2024, at E-ONE’s Ocala facility.

This event will honor customers and employees and feature the unveiling of the 50th-anniversary truck badge, which will be applied to all trucks delivered in 2024.

Other notable events include an Employee and Family Celebration Picnic, a photo submission initiative highlighting 50 years of fire trucks, and a special Customer Appreciation Celebration at FDIC 2024.

Mike Virnig, president of E-ONE and REV Fire Group, said: “We’re proud of E-ONE’s network of loyal customers around the world as well as all our past and present employees’ commitment to building the best apparatus for firefighters.

“From those first days in 1974 until today, it has been our privilege to offer the leadership and service E-ONE is known for to our customers in the fire industry and we look forward to the next 50 years of the company.”

FSJA Comment

E-ONE’s 50th-anniversary celebration is more than a corporate milestone; it reflects half a century of evolution and commitment in the fire safety industry.

This anniversary sets a stage for future innovations in fire safety and emergency response equipment.

E-ONE’s journey from a pioneering startup to a leading manufacturer in the fire apparatus sector showcases the importance of innovation, customer service, and dedication to quality.

As the company looks forward to its next phase, it continues to play a crucial role in enhancing the safety and efficiency of fire services worldwide.

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