LYONS, SD - (March 23, 2007) - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has entered into a five-year contract with Rosenbauer to provide replacement trucks for its aging fleet.
After a lengthy specification and bid process, Rosenbauer was awarded the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue contract in November 2005. Since then, the company has delivered 11 aerial-pumpers and two ladders. These trucks have replaced the county's aging fleet of "Telesqurt" pumpers.
"Everyone involved has worked hard to design and build these new trucks around the needs of the county," said Bob Milnes, President of Fire Fighting Innovations, the local Rosenbauer dealer.
"Rosenbauer is extremely pleased to be working with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue on a project of this scope. It's been a pleasure to be associated with Division Chief Fernandez and his group in logistics," said Dennis Berry, Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Rosenbauer.
Both cab and chassis are produced by Spartan. Aerial devices are built using a "hot dipped galvanized" process which virtually eliminates rust and oxidation on steel ladders. Each comes equipped with a tip monitor and nozzle that directs water upward at 80 degrees. "We really like the fact that when the aerial is below grade, you can direct the water stream up. That's very important to us when working a call," said Captain John Soeder of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
"Our relationship with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue began a few years ago when we were selected to build several of their battalion vehicles. All of us here are excited about the new contract because it allows us to continue earning the department's trust on a larger scale," said Harold Boer, CEO of Rosenbauer.
Rosenbauer is the world's leading manufacturer of firefighting vehicles and equipment. In North America, Rosenbauer incorporates the international strength and innovation of a global company with top American manufacturing firms; Central States, General Safety and Rosenbauer Aerials. For more information, please visit the company's website @ www.rosenbaueramerica.com.