With only one aerial in their current fleet, Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR) is excited to add two new E-ONE HP78 ladders to their 38-truck fleet in order to better serve a growing community.

“We’re proud that MCFR is able to provide the citizens of Marion County with increased firefighting capabilities by adding the HP 78 ladders to our fleet while at the same time supporting an outstanding local business,” said MCFR Fire Chief Stuart McElhaney.

Division Chief Bart Walker is also excited to have the new aerials in service.

“We’ve got a large county, and we needed an aerial that was able to navigate tight urban areas,” Division Chief Walker stated. “E-ONE worked diligently with us to meet our needs.”

MCFR teamed up with E-ONE to customize two HP 78’ ladders, adding center hose beds to allow more wall space and maximum compartment storage. The department also selected the short-jack option for the new aerial ladders, making these trucks ideal for set-up in narrow spaces. The new aerials also feature LED ladder climbing lights and extensive, high-tech lighting packages.

“Because these trucks can serve as aerials with the firefighting capabilities of pumpers; they’re the best of both worlds,” Walker said. “We appreciate the great quality E-ONE provides which is why we have been working exclusively with E-ONE since our first customs were made in 1991. Our experience has been terrific.”

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As a leading manufacturer of first responder vehicles, E-ONE engineers, manufactures mission-critical vehicles including custom and commercial pumpers tankers, Water Master vacuum tankers, aerial ladders and platforms, command and communication apparatus, quick attack units, industrial trucks, and aircraft rescue firefighting vehicles. The company sells its products world-wide and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida. E-ONE is an ISO 9001 registered and CCC certified manufacturer. For more information, visit www.e-one.com.