Ferrara Wins Contract for FDNY Heavy Rescues

Holden, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has been awarded another large contract by the City of New York. Under the terms of the newest agreement, Ferrara will supply FDNY five heavy rescue trucks. The rescues will be built on Ferrara’s heavy duty Igniter chassis with a stainless steel tilt cab. In December, the announcement was made of Ferrara’s order for ten new FDNY 100’ rear mount aerial ladders.

Ferrara has supplied various types of vehicles to FDNY over the past eight plus years, beginning with the well known Spirit of Louisiana in 2001. Their other fire trucks in service to FDNY include high pressure pumpers, satellite pumpers, collapse rescues, decontamination trucks, medium duty rescues and the well known Haz Mat 1.

Chris Ferrara, President and CEO of Ferrara Fire Apparatus, commented on the latest in a string of orders his company has received from large metropolitan departments, “The new FDNY heavy rescues fit right in with our heavy duty, customized construction philosophy. While these rigs are built to strict FDNY standards, at their core they are heavy duty, 12 gauge stainless steel cabs and bodies.

“When our company builds vehicles like these, it can benefit many of our customers. Features unique to FDNY trucks are seen by other fire departments when they visit our Louisiana factory. As a result, many of those specialty items find their way to other trucks all across the country.”

Ferrara Fire Apparatus manufacturers a complete line of fire and emergency vehicles, including their Inferno, Igniter, Ember and Intruder 2 custom chassis; pumpers and tankers; rear and mid-mount aerial ladders and platforms; rescue and incident command vehicles; Inundator foam pumpers and the Strong Arm fire rescue vehicle. A leading safety innovator in the industry, Ferrara takes pride in offering such firefighter safety items as On-Site Tilt Table Testing, Crash Tested Cabs and Bodies, Independent Front Suspension, Complete Airbag Protection, and SmartWheel steering systems.

For more information on the company please contact Paul Christiansen, Marketing Director, at 800.443.9006, via e-mail at paul.christiansen@ferrarafire.com or by regular mail at Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., PO Box 249, Holden, LA 70744.

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