Madison fire station unveils first-ever electric fire truck in the nation
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The future of fire trucks is making its nationwide debut here in Wisconsin.
The first-ever all electric engine is in use at a Madison fire station. The electric fire engine was made in Wisconsin by Pierce Manufacturing.
The city of Madison is aiming to be 100% renewable, sustainable by 2030.
The truck has been in service at the department since late May. It has been on nearly 200 calls without any issues.
EXCITING NEWS!⁰#Madison Fire is now home to the first ⚡️electric⚡️ municipal fire engine in service in North America! We’re proud to partner with @PierceMfg & @MGEMadison to help @CityOfMadison @CityofMadisonFleet go greener!⁰— Madison Fire Dept. (@MadisonWIFire) June 8, 2021
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