CHARLOTTE, MI—Spartan Emergency Response (“Spartan ER”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) has received a new order to build eight fire apparatus for the Charlotte (NC) Fire Department (CFD). The order includes five Class A Smeal Custom Pumpers and three Smeal Rear Mount Aerials. The CFD has been a Spartan customer since 2001. With this order, its fleet of Spartan and Smeal fire trucks will total 115 units.
“We understand the challenges facing firehouses, and we’ve come to learn of unique aspects our first responders face in Charlotte,” said Todd Fierro, president of Spartan Emergency Response. “We worked closely with Spartan dealer Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks and CFD Fire Chief Reginald Johnson to design and build additions to the CFD fleet that will empower them to respond successfully and safely for years to come.”
The Smeal apparatus, built in Snyder, Nebraska, are equipped with formed aluminum bodies and hot-dipped galvanized frames, improving overall vehicle stability and corrosion resistance. The pumpers are equipped with a dual ladder rack and include a 40-foot ladder for expanded response, as well as an array of rescue tools in the front bumper. They also feature SG-09 green auxiliary power units that deliver idle reduction and aid with reduced energy consumption.
All apparatus in the order are equipped with Spartan Advanced Protection System® (APS), the industry’s leading comprehensive vehicle safety package. The APS system optimizes firefighter effectiveness without compromising ergonomics and in-vehicle safety.
For more information about Spartan’s Smeal fire apparatus and the Spartan Advanced Protection System, visit emergencyresponse.spartanmotors.com.