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  • Louisiana Woman Wins Columbia Southern University Scholarship

    Press Release
    Posted: March 9th, 2014

    Jill Callihan of Franklinton, La., will be able to move a step closer to her dream job thanks to Columbia Southern University (CSU) awarding her a Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship. “My future career goal is rather specific and direct, but one I believe I have been called to. It is my goal to become director of the women’s crisis center where I currently volunteer,” said Callihan, who plans to use the scholarship to seek an online bachelor’s degree in business administration with a...


  • Ferrara Adds Dealer in North Carolina

    Press Release
    Posted: February 24th, 2014

    Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has named First Choice Fire & Safety as its dealer in North Carolina. First Choice, with President Mike Bordeaux and sales representative David English, has serviced the fire departments in the state for over two decades. Ferrara Fire Apparatus President/CEO Chris Ferrara commented on his newest dealer, “We’ve known Mike and his team at First Choice for many, many years. He is known to his customers...


  • Ferrara Fire Introduces New Cinder Cab And Chassis

    Press Release
    Posted: February 16th, 2014

    Holden, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, America’s premier manufacturer of custom fire apparatus, has made a major new product announcement with the launch of its newest custom chassis, the Ferrara Cinder. The Cinder is manufactured at Ferrara’s Holden headquarters, alongside the popular Inferno, Igniter and Ultra custom chassis. The Cinder...


  • Hot Shots 1/14

    Article
    Posted: January 1st, 2014

    DETROIT, MI, OCT. 24, 2013 – Companies from the 5th Battalion responded to a fire in a vacant dwelling. On arrival, a two-family flat was found heavily involved with fire extending to another two-family flat and an occupied, four-story apartment building. Defensive operations were started on the original fire building. Chief 5 then requested a...


  • Ferrara Adds New Authorized Dealer in N.J.

    Press Release
    Posted: September 12th, 2013

     Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. of Holden, Louisiana is pleased to announce the addition of FF1 Professional Safety Services of Sparta, New Jersey, as their new authorized dealer for the state of New Jersey and northeastern PA. FF1 Professional Safety Services is a leading provider of premier First Responder products and services. Established in 2005 by experienced firefighters, chiefs, and first responders, they are a multi-faceted company dedicated to the finest in customer service. With...


  • Ferrara Fire Apparatus Introduces Frame Corrosion Protection System

    Press Release
    Posted: May 7th, 2013

    Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, unveils their F-Shield chassis frame corrosion protection for the Ultra, Inferno and Igniter models of custom fire chassis. Ferrara made the introduction at FDIC in Indianapolis, the largest fire service trade show in North America. F-Shield is a unique process that encapsulates the chassis frame, cross members, fasteners and fixed accessories mounted on the chassis. The fuel tank, air reservoirs and...


  • New Deliveries 4/13

    Article
    Posted: April 1st, 2013

    THE ST. PETE BEACH, FL, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE Sidestacker 78-foot aerial built on an E-ONE Cyclone II chassis. Components include a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison EVS3000 transmission, 1,500-gpm Waterous CSU150 pump, 480-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam tank, ALS compartment and eight-kilowatt Smart Power HR-8...