First EVT Class at Ferrara a Success

Holden, LAFerrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. had a successful beginning to their series of EVT Fire Apparatus Technician preparatory classes. These are led by Scott Detweiler, an EVT certified apparatus technician and Ferrara employed aerial trainer. In all, 27 students from across the country attended the F1 class. They completed the week of training by taking a proctored exam from the EVT Certification Commission, Inc.
Marc Ladegaillerie of the St. Tammany Fire District 12 said, “Although I already have attained my Master EVTCC certification, this is a very important service provided for the repair side of the industry.  After having traveled to Florida and Texas for these classes and tests, I can assure you this has been long overdue. This certainly helps put Louisiana on the map for EVT’s!  As a customer and technician, again thanks so much for this service, in addition to building great apparatus.”
Mr. Ladegaillerie’s comments were echoed by Chris Ferrara, President/CEO of Ferrara Fire Apparatus. “Not only does the EVT certification program benefit locals, but it can be a benefit to fire departments everywhere
We understand that in tough economic times such as these, our customers are working to stretch their budget dollars. For this exact reason, all training programs held at our factory are tuition free. In addition, we also provide breakfast and lunch each day. While other manufacturers charge for this service, the only real costs fire departments will incur with our training is their travel costs, hotel and dinner each night. Our business as a custom fire apparatus manufacturer is more than building trucks. We’re in a partnership with each of our customers.”
For a complete listing of remaining 2011 calendar year training programs at Ferrara’s Holden factory, visit Ferrara’s web site at or call Robin Hurst at 800-443-9006. 

More information on the EVT organization and certification process can be obtained at

About Ferrara Fire Apparatus 

Ferrara Fire Apparatus provides a complete line of fire and emergency vehicles, including their Ultra, Inferno, Igniter, Ember and Intruder 2 custom chassis; pumpers and tankers; rear and mid-mount aerial ladders and platforms; rescue and incident command vehicles; Inundator industrial apparatus, law enforcement vehicles and the Strong Arm fire rescue vehicle. A leading safety innovator in the industry, Ferrara takes pride in offering such firefighter safety items as MVP Pumpers and Aerials, On-Site Tilt Table Testing, Independent Front Suspension, Complete Airbag Protection, SmartWheel steering systems, and Crash Tested Cabs and Bodies. 

To date, Ferrara is the only fire apparatus manufacturer to load test their fire body to the same standard as the personnel cab.

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