May 5, 2021

Electric fire truck unveiled in Hicksville, Long Island

Electric fire truck unveiled in Hicksville, Long Island


HICKSVILLE, Long Island (WABC) — The fire truck of the future is making its global debut on Long Island.

The first-of-its-kind electric fire engine was unveiled in Hicksville on Wednesday.

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It will be used to respond to fires around Nassau County, using revolutionary firefighting technology that greatly reduces emissions.

“So this truck can run fully electric for one and a half to two hours, we can shift around center of gravity and have better handling, better communication in the cab — once we get rid of that engine it really opens the cab up, we can have great, effective communication,” said Todd McBride of Rosenbauer.

The electric fire engine also greatly reduces noise at the scene of fires, which helps to improve communication between firefighters.

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