Emergency Support & Rescue Vehicles

At Hackney, it's no sideline, it's what we do. When you're focused, being the leader comes easy. Whether you need a rescue for extrication, mobile breathing air refill capabilities, flood lighting, incident command or a combination thereof, call us. You'll be amazed at how much emergency vehicle your money can buy.

Numerous body design technologies have originated from Hackney and today continue to set the standards in the industry. Hackney manufactures in excess of 25,000 roll-up doors each year and was the originator of side-load roll-up door technology for truck bodies in the United States. The bodies you see today were originally engineered around the unique Hackney "H-Drop" frame technology that provides up to 2.8 times more frame strength than original factory specifications. Hackney has specialized in this type of frame modification for over 40 years, incorporated into trucks used around the world on the worst of road conditions.
Hackney changed the way the fire service thinks about fire rescue and haz-mat related vehicles, and we're now the leading producer of these types of apparatus. When you reach the top, imitators typically set their sights on you and the related innovations that set the company apart. While this makes the marketplace more challenging, it also makes it more fun, forcing us to become more creative, innovative and aggressive. The Hackney team is up to the challenge and we continue to be anxious to talk with you about how we can meet your challenges for designing an emergency response vehicle to meet your exacting requirements.

Our Parent Company

The Hackney Emergency Vehicles Group is a part of ST Engineering Hackney with a heritage that dates back to 1946. ST Engineering Hackney is a market leader in transportation related bodies ranging from Hackney's emergency vehicle products to Kidron refrigerated bodies and trailers. In 2005 the company became a company of ST Engineering, which is a world-wide company specializing in marine (ship building), aerospace (Boeing aircraft conversions), electronics (satellite, ruggedized laptop computers and peripherals), communications (radio gateway, network routers) and land systems (emergency vehicles, beverage and food transportation, paving equipment). This new strength will provide unlimited resources for continued innovation and growth well into the 21st century. For more information visit

ST Engineering Hackney prides itself in providing the best value engineered vehicle in the market today while providing for continued growth, customer appreciation and employee satisfaction.

Our aim is to work with customers to solve their distribution challenges. We take the approach to view each customer order as a blank sheet and engineer a vehicle around specific needs to optimize delivery performance while enhancing driver safety. With our extensive customer base and our ability to satisfy customers, we take pride in establishing and cultivating long-term relationships.

The company has manufacturing sites in Washington, North Carolina (corporate headquarters and specialized vehicles manufacturing); Independence, Kansas (delivery and refrigerated body and trailer manufacturing); Kidron, Ohio (refrigerated body and trailer manufacturing); and Montgomery, Pennsylvania (refrigerated body and trailer manufacturing). 

This web site provides a closer look at the products and services we provide. If you have a need for vehicles that you do not see on our site, please contact us; we will be glad to understand your specifications and provide you with a vehicle that delivers, and one for which you will take pride for years to come.


Emergency Vehicles

P.O. Box 880
911 W. 5th Street
Washington, NC 27889

1-252-975-8393 Fax