Fire Department, Rescues, Tankers

Spartan Chassis Now Meets ULC Compliance

Issue 7 and Volume 11.

After successfully completing an extensive review and certification process, Spartan Chassis now meets Underwriters Laboratories Canada (ULC) compliance for all of its fire truck chassis delivered in Canada.

To meet ULC compliance, fire truck suppliers must now pass third-party testing and certification for components such as engines, brakes, vehicle weight and balance, pumps and aerial devices. Spartan Chassis can now supply fire truck chassis with ULC certification to fire departments in every Canadian province.

Adopting Standards

“We anticipate most Canadian departments will begin adopting these standards in the near future and we want to ensure we can deliver chassis with ULC certification to our customers in a seamless fashion,” said Richard Schalter, president of Spartan Chassis.

“Soon after we began seeking ULC certification, we successfully completed a third-party audit, which included extensive review and documentation of many of our design, purchasing, and manufacturing processes. Certification by Underwriters Laboratories Canada is also an endorsement to our customers that they are getting the best in performance and quality.”

ULC’s recently-introduced CAN/ULC-S515-04 Standard for Automobile Fire Fighting Apparatus Standards apply to all fire trucks used for structural fire fighting in Canada, including pumpers, ladder trucks, water tank trucks and aerial apparatus.

Spartan Chassis is a subsidiary of Spartan Motors and is a leading developer and manufacturer of custom chassis for recreational vehicles and fire trucks.

For information call 517-543-6400 or go to www.spartanchassis.com.

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