In 1985 two smaller fire apparatus servicing companies in Hamburg, NY merged to form the RD Murray Fire Apparatus Company and over the next two decades produced over a thousand apparatus. At one time they built their apparatus on a "Spartan" chassis. They were eventually acquired by American LaFrance. In 2010 they became a part of E-ONE Inc. family which re-launched the RD-Murray high-quality stainless steel products.
Paterson's Emergency One Apparatus
Within a decade of its start in Ocala, Florida in 1974 Emergency One (E-ONE) rocketed to the front of the US Fire Apparatus industry. The company's success was achieved by using pre-built interchangeable modules installed on any commercial truck chassis. In stead of 6 months a complete fire truck was assembled in 30-60 days. Emergency One introduced its own custom cab-forward chassis, the Hurricane. In 2010 E-ONE acquired American LaFrance including the RD Murray division in Hamburg NY. The now larger E-ONE re-launched RD-Murray high-quality stainless steel products. E-ONE was acquired by a private equity firm, American Industrial partners who subsequently merged with others forming Allied Specialty Vehicles a market leading manufacturer in Fire and Emergency, Recreational Vehicles and Buses.
1987: Paterson received its first E-ONE apparatus (1500 GPM pumpers): Engine 1 (Madison Avenue) and 4 (Northside).