OCALA, Fla., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTech(TM), the unique new safety technology package developed by E-ONE, has received significant interest since its debut during the 2013 FDIC. The Bryn Mawr Fire Company is the first department to order two new fire trucks featuring the innovative ProTech(TM) system.
"While we've never been in a major accident, we see them every day in the news and the statistics show that most firefighter injuries occur on the way to or from a call," said BMFC Fire Chief Dan Kincade. "We have this technology in our cars, so why don't we have it in our fire trucks?"
That reasoning is what led E-ONE, a company with a foundation of innovation, to focus its efforts on developing a system to increase the safety of firefighters.
"We saw the need for this type of technology and made a significant investment in research and development to create a safety system focused on protecting those who protect us," said Kent Tyler, president and CEO of E-ONE. "We're very grateful to the Bryn Mawr Fire Company for their multi-truck purchase featuring ProTech(TM) and we're excited to see the momentum ProTech(TM) is receiving in the industry."
ProTech(TM) is the industry's most comprehensive occupant protection system that integrates the latest prevention and protection technology available to offer an all-encompassing safety technology package. E-ONE's ProTech(TM) system features OnGuard® for audible collision warning and accident mitigation, G4(TM) electronic stability control for added stability, CrewGuard(TM) for occupant detection, and a 360-degree camera system for perimeter protection. If an accident does occur, the impact is cushioned with a steering wheel airbag, driver and officer knee bags, as well as side roll protection. And all E-ONE cabs are designed with a roll-cage structure to offer maximum protection.
"The safety of our firefighters is our first priority and ProTech(TM) is a system like no other available on the market today," said Chief Kincade.
As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers and manufactures mission-critical vehicles including custom and commercial pumpers, tankers, Water Master vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatuses, quick attack units, industrial trucks and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products worldwide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For more information or to find a local dealer, visit www.e-one.com.