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Toronto Fire Services orders 2 Spartan electric fire trucks

The REV Fire Group Vector apparatus comes equipped with a battery with 327 kilowatt-hours and a low center of gravity


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.

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By Leila Merrill

BRANDON, S.D. — Toronto Fire Services ordered two all-electric Vector fire trucks from Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., announced Thursday.

REV Fire Group introduced the Vector fire truck in August 2021. It is equipped with 327 kilowatt-hours of automotive-grade batteries. The apparatus also has low battery cell placement, offering a lower center of gravity for enhanced stability while operating.

“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 with the REV Fire Group.

The low to zero carbon emissions will support TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, an effort to achieve net zero emissions community-wide by 2040.

Toronto Fire Services responds to 300 to 400 calls per day.