Crimson Fire to Supply Apparatus to Bomberos de Chile

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...

•  Water Discharge: A 28-foot elevated waterway that can be rotated 360 degrees and operated from -10 degrees to +90 degrees for greater firefighting reach

•  Less Than 300 Parts: Other elevated waterways have more than 1,800 parts; less moving parts equals less maintenance

•  Electrical: A 6,000-watt adjustable light tower

•  Hydraulics & Air: Connections for high-pressure hydraulic rescue tools that provide life-saving functions at the scene of motor-vehicle accidents or connections for airoperated hand tools or lift bags

•  Lift: The ability to lift 1,000 pounds without the need for a stabilizer system

About Crimson Fire

Crimson Fire is a leading manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles. A subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), Crimson Fire is committed to quality, value and innovation. Drawing on more than 130 years of excellence in fire truck manufacturing, Crimson Fire manufactures a full line of pumpers, rescues, aerials, quick-attack vehicles and other emergency-rescue vehicles from its facilities in Pennsylvania and South Dakota. For more information, visit

About Spartan Motors, Inc.

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV) emergency-response, defense, government services, delivery and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan™, Crimson Fire™, Crimson Fire Aerials™ and Utilimaster® – are known for quality, value, service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,500 at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana and Texas. Spartan reported sales of $481 million in 2010 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. For more information, visit