FFIC Virtual Summit 2023
February 23, 2023 at
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Electric Fire Trucks
Speaker: Rob Anselmi, Mechanical Division Chief, Equipment & Asset Management for Toronto Fire Services
Electric fire trucks and electric emergency vehicles are rolling out at Canadian municipalities. These new vehicles raise many questions when it comes to maintenance. Hear from Rob Anselmi, Mechanical Division Chief, Equipment & Asset Management for Toronto Fire Services, on why Toronto Fire purchased electric apparatus and the expected challenges and benefits to come with this novel fire truck.
Rob is a licensed Truck and Coach Technician in his 34th year with Toronto Fire Services, the fourth largest fire department in North America with 84 fire stations, 200 heavy trucks, 220 light vehicles, and two Fire boats.
He achieved Master EVT level and is responsible for the design, procurement, and acceptance of all vehicles and most equipment purchased by TFS, maintaining three facilities with a staff of 47 technicians and an annual operating and capital budget well over 20 million dollars.
Rob is also the Logistics lead for the CAN-3 Task Force Heavy Urban Search & Rescue team, heads the department Apparatus Committee, and is a member of the ULC S515 Apparatus Sub-committee.