Pierce Manufacturing Inc. of Appleton, Wis., has received its first order for apparatus to be built on its 21st Century Velocity chassis introduced at the International Fire Chief's Association trade show in September.
Pierce Manufacturing has developed a Contender Multi Cab commercial pumper, delivering its first to Big Horn Fire District No. 4, serving the communities of Big Horn County, Otto, Burlington and Emblem, Wyo.
Smartbrake USA, a manufacturer of engine retardation brakes, has developed a new product called The VPS Brake.
The 2006 Fire Rescue International (FRI) held in Dallas this fall, provided several equipment design advancements to improve firefighter safety.
At the end of each year Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine recognizes companies that have introduced new products that we believe will make a significant impact on the fire service in years ahead.
Danko Emergency Equipment has developed what it calls "The Ultimate All-Terrain Wildland Attack Vehicle."
Anyone responsible for acquiring goods or services for the fire department has experienced forms of marketing.
Record level fire truck chassis sales helped propel Spartan Motors to its best-ever third quarter sales and earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2006, marked by a 50.7 percent net earnings increase and a 21.9 percents net sales increase.
Last issue I covered aerial builders, including reviews of Smeal, American LaFrance and KME. This issue I will cover three builders of aluminum ladders and towers.
With all the fanfare of a 1950s new auto unveiling in Detroit, Pierce Manufacturing showed its two newest cabs and chassis, the Velocity and the Impel, in Dallas, Texas, at the Fire Rescue International show.