REV Fire Group, part of REV Group Inc., a foremost manufacturer of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, announces it will introduce the first fully electric North American-style fire apparatus. Developed with technology partner Emergency One Group LTD – maker of the world’s first EV fire truck – this new electric fire truck packs 316 kW of proven automotive-grade batteries to deliver the longest electric pumping duration in the industry. This enables departments to drive and pump on electricity only. Authority Comments “Our superior battery storage solution allows us to complete a fully electric NFPA pump test, while maintaining a safer, lower center of gravity,” said Roger Lackore, Senior Director of Product Development, REV Fire Group Engineering. "A range-extender diesel engine is used for backup when pumping beyond three to four hours on a hydrant or for extended operation in blackouts and natural disasters." The rig features a North American design and is completely customizable to every department’s unique needs “Our new fully electric fire truck reflects our continued drive to innovate industry-leading fire apparatus built with strength and durability specifically for the fire service vocation,” said Kent Tyler, President, REV Fire Group. “As we all focus on working and living in a more sustainable way, it will help fire departments throughout North America protect not only their citizens but the environment as well.” Vehicle availability Available for delivery in 2022, the rig features a North American design and is completely customizable to every department’s unique needs. It is built utilizing locally stocked components, making replacement parts readily available so customers can keep their equipment maintained and in top condition. This new product is available for preorders through any E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, or Spartan ER dealer sales representative.
REV Fire Group, made up of E-ONE®, KME®, Ferrara™, Spartan Emergency Response®, Smeal™, and Ladder Tower™, launches Smart Flo™, a new integrated pressure governor system now offered on its fire apparatus that puts the operator in command with total system control in one location. This advancement in pressure governor technology integrates several functions on the pump panel to aid the operator. With one press of a button, Smart Flo goes through the steps of engaging the pump, providing tank water, and recirculating water, allowing firefighters to respond even faster when arriving on the scene. This not only increases speed and safety at the fire scene but provides a new level of protection for the pump. Firefighters Performance Smart Flo will be introduced and on display at FDIC International in Indianapolis “Smart Flo represents the type of industry-changing technology that we are focused on – features that make a real difference in how the firefighter can perform without hidden drawbacks or compromises,” said Roger Lackore, Senior Director of Product Development for REV Fire Group. “Anytime we can provide an innovation like Smart Flo that allows firefighters to be more efficient and effective, we believe we have a big win for the fire service and their local communities.” Features The new Smart Flo™ integrated pressure governor system can feature: One-button pump shift Auto tank recirculation Auto tank-to-pump opening Integrated foam system control Camera display from other areas around the apparatus Operation Smart Flo works by opening the tank to the pump line to ensure the pump is flooded and ready when your crew needs water. It also monitors the water temperature in your pump housing and automatically opens a recirculation line to keep your pump cool. Operators have the choice of adjusting water flow via the Smart Flo touch screen or they can do it manually with the twister control. The generous 7-inch display screen can also feature camera feeds from the blindsides of the apparatus, creating a safe and more efficient work environment. FDIC International Smart Flo will be introduced and on display at FDIC International (Fire Department Instructors Conference) in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 5 – 7, 2021. Visit booth #3637.
Spartan Emergency Response®, a subsidiary of REV Group® and manufacturer of fire apparatus, introduces Smart Reach™ Multi-Stance™, the patented new Smeal® ladder and outrigger control system that offers increased versatility and functionality for firefighters. The Smart Reach Multi-Stance system offers a 360-degree, no dead-zone functionality on Smeal aerials that can be adapted to the scene while maintaining full reach. This system delivers full-reach access and provides real-time data, which gives firefighters the freedom to focus on what is most important – saving lives. Accommodating tight spaces With the patented Multi-Stance™ technology, the operator is free to set up the outriggers to any reach that the fire scene will accommodate. The dynamic load chart then informs the operator of the appropriate load for the side of the apparatus that they are working from – 250 lb., 500 lb., or 750 lb. – essentially offering fire departments three fire trucks in one. Firefighters can set up each of the four outriggers at various lengths and tip loads to accommodate tight spaces at fire scenes. Multi-Stance allows the aerial to accommodate the full tip load of 750 lb. on one side of the truck where outriggers are fully extended, and a decreased tip load on the other side if the scene does not allow the outriggers to be fully extended. Hydraulic aerial controls This system is set to revolutionize the fire industry by offering the latest technological advancements" “This system is set to revolutionize the fire industry by offering the latest technological advancements,” said Roger Lackore, Senior Director of Product Development for REV Fire Group. “With the Multi-Stance technology, you can extend the outriggers as far as you can get them or as narrow as you need and still be able to operate the apparatus. The advanced ramping controls allow even an inexperienced individual to operate the aerial smoothly and confidently.” The Smart Reach™ control console offers the next generation of electric and hydraulic aerial controls, giving users the ultimate in smooth operation. Set on a sleek-styled pedestal, the control console features an easy-to-read 11-inch, full-color, high-definition touchscreen complimented with tactile intuitive controls. Outrigger obstruction status The console offers live aerial data, including allowable ladder load and ladder position. The apparatus driver navigating the fire scene can see outrigger obstruction status and leveling potential from the information screen in the cab. Smart Reach™ also introduces Advance Rung Lighting, a series of RGB LED light strips running the length of the ladder. Firefighters can choose the color and display pattern of the aerial rung lighting through the control console. In addition to various colors to light up the aerial at night, users can choose effects like twinkling, rocket lights, and more, all from the easy-to-use console.