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  • Apparatus Road Test

    Posted: May 1st, 2012

    It’s not often one gets to drive a fire apparatus on a NASCAR-based test track, but some 300 invited guests got to do that when Rosenbauer unveiled its Commander cab and chassis at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Four prototypes were made available for testing by fire service professionals who were asked to critique the apparatus. Company...

  • Dedication

    Posted: February 1st, 2012

    This month’s Firehouse ® is dedicated to Lieutenant Timothy Oliveira, 53, of Salisbury, MA, Fire Rescue, who died in the line of duty, July 2011; and to Firefighter Jeffery Alan Cocke, 59, of the Altavista, VA, Fire Department; Firefighter/EMT Timothy R. White, 50, of the Cedar Lake, IN, Fire Department; Firefighter Trampus Haskvitz, 23, of the South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression Division in Rapid City, SD; Lieutenant Larry Gale Nelson, 61, of the Val Verde County Rural Fire...

  • Rosenbauer Receives Historical Order from Saudi Arabia

    Press Release
    Posted: December 20th, 2011

      Lyons, SD – December 19, 2011 – Rosenbauer, the fire-equipment industry's leading manufacturer, has won an order from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of the Interior to supply fire engineering equipment worth a total of $318.8 million US. 1,125 vehicles are to be supplied, of various types and for various operational purposes, as are boats and other civil defense equipment.

  • Wyoming Chiefs, Rosenbauer Donate Used Equipment to IFRM

    Press Release
    Posted: September 28th, 2011

      The International Fire Relief Mission received a large shipment of donated fire-fighting equipment yesterday at Rosenbauer America’s manufacturing plant in Lyons, S.D. This equipment will be delivered to firefighters in developing countries who try to protect their communities with obsolete or, often, no fire-fighting gear.

  • Round 5 Fire Prevention/Safety Grants Out

    Posted: June 24th, 2011

    Round Five of Fire Prevention/Safety Grants were announced today by DHS.The money is headed to fire departments as well as organizations that focus on fire prevention and safety measures.The grants are awarded to fire departments and other eligible organizations to reduce losses from fire and fire-related hazards. Grant projects focus on preventing fire-related injuries to children, seniors, firefighters and other high-risk groups.

  • Crimson Fire to Supply Apparatus to Bomberos de Chile

    Press Release
    Posted: March 14th, 2011

    Brandon, SD – March 11, 2011 – Crimson Fire, Inc., a Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) company, has been awarded a multi-year, international contract to build and deliver custom, high-performance fire apparatus for use by several fire departments throughout the country of Chile. The order marks the Brandon, SD-based manufacturer’s entry into the South American Emergency Response market.