American LaFrance Adds Dealers in New York


SUMMERVILLE, SC – In an effort to maximize sales and service coverage in one of its strongest markets in North America, American LaFrance has added Cropo Emergency Vehicles and Exceptional Emergency Vehicles as new dealers in the state of New York. As American LaFrance dealers, each is authorized to sell new American LaFrance fire products along with providing warranty, service and parts to departments operating American LaFrance equipment.

Cropo Emergency Vehicles is located in Rochester, NY, and has been in operation since 1955. A third generation family owned business, Cropo is led by Joe Cropo, Sr., along with his wife Karen and son Joe. With a service, fabrication, and repair facility over 7,000 square feet, Cropo Emergency Vehicles has built a solid reputation on dependable service backed by a team of registered ASE and EVT technicians.

Exceptional Emergency Vehicles is located in Newburgh, NY. Owners Jim Terry and Bill Litteer bring specialized service and sales experience in emergency vehicles dating back to 1983. Servicing over 100 fire departments, Exceptional Emergency Vehicles prides itself on timely and reliable repair and maintenance, including mobile service capabilities.

To contact Cropo Emergency Vehicles, please visit their website at To contact Exceptional Emergency Vehicles, please visit their website at

American LaFrance, LLC is a leading manufacturer of fire, rescue and vocational vehicles. Through its predecessor entities, the Company is the oldest fire apparatus manufacturer in the United States, dating back to its founding in 1832. American LaFrance continues to manufacturer the industry’s top lines of fire apparatus including its Eagle custom fire chassis, Liberty series, LTI aerial ladders, and a full line of custom pumper products. The company is headquartered in Summerville, SC, with additional manufacturing facilities in Ephrata, PA. The company also operates corporate service centers out of its Summerville and Ephrata locations, along with a company branch in Los Angeles, CA. American LaFrance is held by Patriarch Partners, LLC, a private equity and investment firm located in New York.