DuPont Certifies All Painters at Ferrara Fire Apparatus

Holden, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., America’s premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer, announced today that all painters employed at the factory have been certified by DuPont under DuPont’s Top Gun Training Course. Ferrara uses DuPont Imron for the exterior finish on all its chassis, cabs and bodies.

Ferrara painters underwent rigorous training in the proper methods of surface preparation, primer application and top coat application. All training was supervised by a DuPont instructor. The company established new standard operating procedures for each of the Imron processes. Also, in partnership with DuPont, Ferrara painters are working with all new equipment, from mixing machines on up to new spray guns and tips. As an added step in Ferrara’s quality assurance program, a DuPont regional representative will make quarterly visits to Ferrara to conduct a 25-page audit of their paint procedures and documentation.

“By providing the best equipment and having our painters attain, or renew, their DuPont certifications, we assure our customers that they will receive a superior Imron paint finish on their new truck,” said Chris Ferrara, company President and CEO.

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 or by regular mail at Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., PO Box 249, Holden, LA 70744.