Toronto’s fire and emergency responder chooses All-Electric trucks from REV

Aug. 29, 2022
The new Vector fire truck is equipped with 327 kWh of automotive-grade batteries. The low battery cell placement ensures safer, lower center of gravity for greater stability

Toronto Fire Services has ordered two all-electric Vector fire trucks from REV Group subsidiary Spartan Emergency Response.

Once the order is delivered, Toronto Fire Services will become one of the first fire departments in Canada to have fully electric, North American-style fire pumper trucks in their fleet. The order will be fulfilled by authorized dealer Safetek Emergency Vehicles.

The new Vector fire truck is equipped with 327 kWh of automotive-grade batteries. The low battery cell placement ensures safer, lower center of gravity for greater stability during operation.

“These trucks will have the same functionality and capabilities as our other pumper trucks but will leverage leading-edge electric vehicle technology,” Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Pegg said.

TFS is the largest municipal fire department in Canada. It provides fire protection, rescue services, hazardous materials response and first responder emergency medical care in the metropolitan region of Canada’s most populated city.

The trucks will meet the requirements of the CAN/ULC-S515 Standard for Automobile Fire Fighting Apparatus and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 – Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus. The battery storage solution will also allow for an NFPA compliant pump test.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Toronto Fire Services, the largest fire service in Canada, and the fifth largest in North America, to help protect the people of Toronto and the environment in which they live,” said Mike Virnig, Vice President of Sales, REV Fire Group.