OCALA, Fla. March 6, 2024 – E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, kicked off its 50th anniversary today with a celebration honoring longtime customers and employees, unveiling the 50th anniversary fire truck badge and both Marion County and the City of Ocala, Florida proclaiming March 6 as E-ONE Fire Truck Day.

Highlights of today’s event include:

  • The unveiling of the 50th anniversary truck badge on Pasco County Fire Rescue’s new Custom Pumper, before it heads home to Land O’Lakes, Florida
  • Marion County Commission Chair Michelle Stone honored E-ONE with a proclamation.
  • The City of Ocala Mayor Ben Marciano recognized E-ONE with a proclamation.
  • Attendance from local officials and surrounding Fire Department Chiefs.

“It was a wonderful day for us to recognize long-time dealers and customers and our employees’ commitment to building the best apparatus for firefighters for the past five decades,” said Mike Virnig, president, REV Specialty Vehicles Segment. “And it was an honor to be recognized by the City of Ocala and Marion County as a major employer, manufacturer and for the positive impact we have on the community. We thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to the exciting and ground-breaking next 50 years of E-ONE.”

The celebration will continue throughout 2024 including an E-ONE Employees and Families Celebration Picnic honoring almost 60 employees with 35 year of service or more, continued launch of Limited Edition 50th Anniversary merchandise at the Fire Locker company store, and a Special Customer Appreciation Celebration at FDIC 2024 in Indianapolis, IN.

In 1974 Bob Wormser founded Emergency One, Inc., now known as E-ONE and introduced the first modular extruded aluminum fire truck body, which could be built separate from the chassis and loaded later. This launched the company’s reputation in the fire industry for pioneering innovation, still evidenced 50 years later in the fire apparatus it produces for fire departments around the world.

E-ONE opened an 82,000 square foot production facility in Ocala in 1978 and in 1981 produced its first aerial, a 110’ welded extruded aluminum aerial with integral torque box chassis.

Other major milestones from E-ONE’s first 50 years include the following:

  • 1983 – 95′ platform and 135′ ladder introduced – both part of the modular line of aerials
  • 1990 – Opened 65,000 square foot Welcome Center/production facility
  • 1994 – Introduced the HP 75 ladder with 500# tip load
  • 2001 – HP 95 Mid-Mount introduced
  • 2007 – HP 100 Platform released
  • 2011 – eMAX pumper introduced
  • 2017- Metro 100 Quint introduced
  • 2020 – DND Air Transportable ARFF produced
  • 2022 – All-Electric Vector released

The company started with only 25 employees, and today it employs more than 1,000 people at its facilities in Ocala and Hamburg, NY.

To help celebrate this milestone, E-ONE is asking its longtime customers, employees, and fans to share their piece of E-ONE history at e-one.com/50years and on its social media channels:


About E-ONE, Inc.

E-ONE is a leading fire apparatus manufacturer, making emergency vehicles, rescue trucks, aerial fire trucks, rescue pumpers and custom fire apparatus. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, E-ONE is an industry leader in product innovations, new technologies and exceeding customer expectations. E-ONE is owned by the REV Group (NYSE: REVG).

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG