A Guide To Fuel Cards For Emergency Vehicles [2024]

Ensuring that emergency vehicles are always ready to respond is vital for every organisation. One aspect of readiness that can be overlooked is fuel management. The prospect of an emergency vehicle stalling due to an empty tank is a scenario no one wishes to imagine. To address this need, we have put together a guide that explains fuel cards for emergency vehicles.

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What Are Fuel Cards?

A fuel card is a method of payment that enables card holders to purchase fuel at stations that are part of the network.

Remembering to bring cash or a credit card might not be the highest priority for someone responding to an emergency. However, by having a fuel card in their vehicle will ensure they have the ability to fill their vehicle.

Learn more about how fuel cards work.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Fuel Cards?

There are many different benefits of using fuel cards, some of which are industry specific.

Below we have detailed some of the benefits involved for emergency vehicles.

1. Better Prices

One of the main benefits of fuel cards is that you can negotiate better prices than the standard pump prices. This is especially beneficial for emergency responders as a lot of them are charities or publicly funded. Any saving can go a long way to ensuring emergency organisations remain operational.

2. Access To Fuel

As mentioned above, remembering cash or credit card to purchase fuel with will not always cross someone’s mind when responding to a potential life or death situation. However, with a fuel card in the vehicle you will always have access to fuel.

3. Less Admin

Fuel cards remove the requirement of collecting receipts, as all transaction details and invoices are stored online. This can help save a lot of time that can be put to better use in other areas. Learn more about our system Velocity Fleet.

Fuel Card Locations

The Fuelwise Fuel Card can be used at over 5,250 fuel stations across the UK and Ireland, the largest independent fuel card site network.


Access over 1,500 fuel stations that are spread right throughout the country. This includes all major brands such as Applegreen, Circle K, Maxol, Texaco, Top Oil, plus many more.

UK and Northern Ireland

Over 3,370 fuel stations that are strategically located along major trunk roads and within towns and cities. This network consists of the likes of BP, Esso, Jet, Shell, plus independents.

Fuel Card Site Locator

Why not search for your nearest site by using our site locator below:

To search for sites in Ireland please visit our fuel card site locator page.

How To Get Fuel Cards For Emergency Vehicles?

The process of getting fuel cards for your emergency organisation is very straight forward and can be completed in just 30 seconds.

Simply complete the form below and once received a member of our team will be in contact.


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    Why our customers choose Fuelwise
    VES Transport

    VES Transport

    “I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

    MDE Installations

    MDE Installations

    “Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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