Customer Spotlight: Toronto Fire Services

Vector Electric Fire Truck Orders

Toronto Fire Services Orders Two Fully Electric Vector Pumpers

August 26, 2022 – The Vector electric fire truck was introduced in August 2021, representing the latest in green, energy-efficient technology for the daily use of fire services. Equipped with 327 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of proven automotive-grade batteries, these trucks will deliver the longest electric pumping duration in the industry, enabling Toronto Fire Services crews to accomplish their typical driving and pumping tasks exclusively on electrically generated power. In addition, the design features low battery cell placement, offering a safer, lower centre of gravity for enhanced stability while operating.

“Since 1993, we’ve responded to our customers’ apparatus needs and are proud to develop leading technology that supports firefighter safety, efficiency, and progressive climate action strategies,” said John Witt, President of Safetek Profire. “We’re pleased to be contributing to the City of Toronto’s vision for a net zero emissions community by delivering two of the first North American-style fully electric trucks in Canada.”

With these new additions to the fleet having low to zero carbon emissions, Toronto Fire Services will further support the 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, making this purchase a historic order and a big step to achieving this goal.

“Toronto Fire Services is pleased to be working with Safetek Profire and Spartan Emergency Response on the design and delivery of our first fully electric pumper trucks,” said Fire Chief Matthew Pegg of Toronto Fire Services. “These trucks will have the same functionality and capabilities as our other pumper trucks but will leverage leading-edge electric vehicle technology.”

In addition to meeting the requirements of the CAN/ULC-S515 Standard for Automobile Fire Fighting Apparatus and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 – Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, the VectorTM battery storage solution allows for a complete NFPA compliant pump test.

Learn more about the first North American-style fully electric fire truck here.

About Toronto Fire Services

Toronto Fire Services is the City’s only all hazards emergency response organization. Fire Services provides Toronto residents, visitors and businesses with protection against loss of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, illness, accidents, and all other hazards through preparedness, prevention, public education, and emergency response, with an emphasis on quality services, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety. Toronto Fire Services is the largest fire service in Canada, and the fifth largest fire service in North America.