Smeal Names Hoosier Fire as IN Dealer

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. announced that Hoosier Fire Equipment, Inc. is the new authorized sales and service dealer for Smeal® and Ladder Tower Co. brand fire apparatus and aerials for the state of Indiana. Hoosier Fire already represents Smeal-owned US Tanker Co. throughout the state.

Hoosier Fire was established in 1957 and has primary locations in Valparaiso and Greenfield, Ind. It is currently owned and managed by members of the founding family, including Nick Swartz, Tim Swartz and Cindy Wellsand. The company employs more than 24 people within the state of Indiana, and is dedicated solely to the sales and service of fire/rescue apparatus and equipment.

“Like Smeal, Hoosier Fire Equipment, Inc. is a familyowned business with a long history of providing excellent products and services for their customers. We’re enthusiastic in welcoming the Hoosier Fire team to ours, and look forward to working with them to deliver outstanding products, responsive service and care for customers in Indiana,” said Jeff Wegner, Smeal’s Vice President of Sales.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to bring Smeal and Ladder Tower fire apparatus to our customers. As our mission is to provide quality products and services, in a courteous and professional manner, at a fair and reasonable price, Smeal, Ladder Tower and US Tanker are a perfect fit with that mission. We take pride in the products and services we offer, and in developing and maintaining long-term relationships with our customers,” said Nick Swartz, President of Hoosier Fire.

Hoosier Fire Equipment offers comprehensive fire apparatus service, including preventative maintenance programs and pump testing at their 17,000 sq. ft. facility in Valparaiso, and their 15,000 sq. ft. “Mid-State” facility in central Indiana. Mobile service and pump testing units also provide on-site service capabilities at customer locations throughout the state. To learn more, visit

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., including US Tanker Co. and Ladder Tower Co., is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. The company offers a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini and rescue pumpers, stainless steel tanker / tenders, aerial ladders, platforms, TDA’s, wildland, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. Smeal sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Neb. To learn more, visit

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