January 23, 2024 – Today marks a historic moment for the City of Brampton as it proudly unveils the Rosenbauer RTX, the newest addition to the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services fleet. What’s even more groundbreaking? It’s the first fully electric-powered fire truck in Brampton and in Ontario!

The Rosenbauer RTX Fire Truck

The Rosenbauer RTX is not just a fire truck; it’s a game-changer in emergency response. This cutting-edge vehicle promises to revolutionize emergency response while aligning with Brampton’s commitment to a greener, cleaner future. The advanced technology of the Rosenbauer RTX allows Brampton’s fire crews to respond to emergencies with zero emissions both on the road and on-site. This marks a significant step forward as Brampton becomes the first municipality in Ontario to deploy an electric-powered front-line emergency response vehicle.

Mayor Patrick Brown took to social media to share the exciting news, stating, “#Brampton leads as the FIRST Ontario municipality deploying electric front-line emergency vehicles, joining global cities in eco-friendly firefighting. Here’s to a cleaner, greener, and safer tomorrow, Brampton!”

Mayor Brown emphasized Brampton’s commitment to the environment, saying, “We are one of the leading cities in the world when it comes to the electrification of our municipal vehicles.” He highlighted the city’s historical connection to environmental leadership, acknowledging the late Premier Bill Davis, a Brampton resident, for creating the Ministry of the Environment in Ontario.

Joining the ranks of esteemed global cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Dubai, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, Brampton is proudly positioned at the forefront of the global movement towards eco-friendly firefighting. The city now stands as the second in Canada to boast an electric fire truck.

As proud Bramptonians, we continue this legacy, setting an example for future generations. Get ready to witness the Rosenbauer RTX fire truck responding to calls very soon, showcasing its impressive turning radius and contributing to a cleaner, greener Brampton!