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Chuck Edwards

Chief Electrical Engineer


With over 35 years of experience in fire apparatus manufacturing, Chuck has held supervisory roles at Ferrara Fire Apparatus before joining US Fire Apparatus. He has a proven track record of implementing reliable electrical systems, both hardwired and multiplex, and he has designed new and innovative electrical systems for all projects. Chuck designs all consoles for the commercial chassis.

Chuck’s areas of expertise include multiplex systems such as ES-Key, V-Mux, and Ultra View, as well as programming for Cummins Instie, Allison DOC, Wabco Toolbox, and International NES. He is also skilled in harness design, detailed schematics, console design, and all areas of electrical troubleshooting for both AC and DC systems. Chuck holds several certificates, including Allison DOC, International Diamond Logic, ES-Key, V-MUX, Ultra-View, Autodesk Inventor Cable & Harness Design, AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals, and Command Light. He earned his Associates Degree in Designer Drafting and Industrial Technology.

He worked his way up from sweeping the shop to electrical engineering supervisor, and he has served as the FDNY Project Manager, attended preconstruction meetings for high-profile customers such as FDNY, Yonkers, NYPD, Central Pierce, and was the Warranty Advisor for 1 ½ years. Chuck has also taught electrical training classes for customers and road technicians, written user manuals for different electrical systems, and troubleshooted electrical issues with customers worldwide. Throughout his career, he has supervised various departments, including Electrical (Production), Electrical Engineering, Plumbing, Pumps, and Trim.

In addition to his work at US Fire Apparatus, Chuck enjoys fishing, drag racing, grilling, and his Harley Davidson.