Micro Fire Apparatus Becomes Third Penn. Dealer for American LaFrance


SUMMERVILLE, SC – American LaFrance, LLC is proud to announce Micro Fire Apparatus as its new dealer in central and eastern Pennsylvania. Micro Fire Apparatus is located in Allentown, PA, and is owned by Bob and Mike Van Why. Both Bob and Mike have a combined 67 year membership with the Hanover Township Fire Company.

As an American LaFrance dealer, Micro Fire Apparatus is authorized to sell new American LaFrance fire products along with providing warranty, service and parts to departments operating American LaFrance equipment. At one time, Micro Fire represented LTI before the aerial company was purchased by American LaFrance. “We are very excited to have Micro Fire back with American LaFrance,” says Kevin Hyde, Vice President of American LaFrance’s Fire Division. “Their relationships in the fire community and breath of expertise servicing fire apparatus make them a great addition to the American LaFrance team.”

Micro Fire Apparatus was founded in 1986. The business operates out of an 11,500 square foot facility equipped to handle collision, body, and paint services. Craig Long, Micro’s sales manager, has been with the company since its beginning and also is a member of the Allentown Fire Department.

To contact Micro Fire Apparatus, please call (800) 238-0955 or visit their website at www.microfire.com.

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.