Spartan Chassis

Charlotte, MI 48813


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1000 Reynolds Rd.
Charlotte, MI 48813

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Spartan Chassis originated in 1975 with a group of four young engineers from Diamond Rio Trucking Company. At that time, Diamond Rio was headed toward bankruptcy. The men saw an opportunity to go out on their own and continue doing what they loved to do; build trucks, and build them well. The men put everything they could into the establishment of Spartan Motors; they took out second mortgages on their homes for capital and pinched every possible penny to make ends meet.

Within thirty years, Spartan Motors, Inc. became a leading manufacturer of custom chassis and vehicles for fire trucks, ambulances, emergency-rescues, recreational vehicles and military defense vehicles. Spartan Motors’ three subsidiaries, Road Rescue, Crimson Fire and Spartan Chassis, have built an excellent reputation for building high quality, flexibly designed, reliable vehicles supported by charismatic customer service. 

Over the years, Spartan Motors’ subsidiary, Spartan Chassis, has pioneered improvements in the fire rescue industry, including fully enclosed cabs, standing-height interiors and seatbelt warning systems, which have dramatically improved safety and comfort for firefighters. Many innovations that Spartan has engineered are now standard in the fire rescue vehicle industry. Spartan Chassis’ ability to build custom fire rescue cabs and chassis that fit the needs of any fire department is unprecedented in the industry.

Spartan Chassis understands the demand for specialized rescue vehicles that serve in vastly different terrains and climates, and their approach to manufacturing reflects that call for customization. Each vehicle is built to spec by hand; starting from one of Spartan’s base platforms and custom designing a vehicle to meet the exact needs and desires of the fire department.

Throughout the entire design and build process, Spartan works with apparatus manufacturer to seamlessly integrate the cab and chassis with the body. Spartan’s OEM Application Engineers often work on-site at the apparatus manufacturer’s location to assist in the vehicle integration process, maximizing the integration capability of the cab and chassis to the body or aerial. Spartan’s partnership with over 50 of the nation’s finest apparatus manufacturers focuses not only on product development, but sales, marketing and service synergies between the companies. The collaboration between Spartan and its partners provides limitless opportunities for fire departments to customize the ideal truck and receive the best customer support throughout the life of the vehicle.

Spartan has a dynamic range of cap options from the 20-inch raised roof bustle back version of the Gladiator to the two-door emergency rescue cab. The models offer many different component options and package choices to cover the whole spectrum of needs suited for any fire department.

Since 1975, Spartan has arisen as a leader of reliable and innovative custom emergency rescue vehicles. The company is dedicated to improving the lives of the men and women who work in the fire rescue industry by making exceptional vehicles.

Everything’s Riding On It.

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Products and Press Releases

Mike Virnig, President, REV Fire Group

REV Group Appoints New Leadership Team For its Fire Group

April 17, 2023
Mike Virnig, president, and Andy Thompson, COO, to lead REV Fire Group
Dan Des Rochers Named President, Rev Fire Group

REV Group Appoints President of REV Fire Group

Nov. 9, 2022
Dan DesRochers has joined their executive leadership team and will oversee E-ONE, Ferrara, KME, Spartan Emergency Response, Smeal, Spartan Fire Chassis and Ladder Tower.
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Apparatus Components

Spartan Fire Announces New VP/General Manager

Aug. 17, 2021
Spartan Fire, LLC, is pleased to announce that Edward DeVito has joined the company as Vice-President/General Manager.
Getzville Patch

NY Fire Company Purchases Three Spartan Custom Pumpers

The Getzville (NY) Fire Company has selected Spartan Emergency Response and its authorized dealer, Colden Enterprises, to provide the company with three Spartan Custom Pumpers...
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Spartan Introduces New FC-94 Purpose-Built Chassis

Dec. 10, 2020
Spartan's new purpose-built FC-94 chassis was developed specifically for the North American fire service and is available industry-wide.
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Tyler Named President of REV Group's New Fire Division

March 24, 2020
Kent Tyler will oversee all the fire apparatus brands at REV Group, including E-ONE, KME, Ferrara, Spartan, Smeal and Ladder Tower.
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Smeal Delivers 10 Custom Pumpers to Detroit

Aug. 24, 2015
Ten new Smeal custom pumpers are joining the front line of the Detroit Fire Department.

Articles & News

All photos by Tom W. Shand
Corolla, NC, Fire & Rescue recently acquired this 2013 Rosenbauer Commander 1,500-gpm pumper from Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus. This unit first served with a department in Arizona. It’s equipped with a 1,000-gallon water tank and dual 25-gallon foam tanks.

The Apparatus Architect: Fleet Alternatives to Buying New

Nov. 14, 2022
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur shed light on the particulars of purchasing used fire apparatus and refurbishing existing rigs.
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Las Vegas Fire & Rescue selected Spartan to custom build pumpers that meet the challenges found in the desert.
Fire Service Industry Partner Content

Manufacturer's Corner: 7 Factors to Buying the Perfect Pumper

March 3, 2018
The purchase of a pumper is an essential investment and fire departments can use these tips to streamline the process.

New Deliveries 2/15

Feb. 1, 2015
THE ELIZABETH, NJ, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a Pierce Arrow XT custom pumper equipped with a Snozzle High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) featuring a piercing nozzle...
THE FLINT, MI, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a KME Flex custom pumper

New Deliveries 8/14

Aug. 1, 2014
THE FLINT, MI, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a KME Flex custom pumper featuring a KME 100-inch Predator Severe Service chassis XMFD, 400-hp Cummins ISL9 engine, Allison... Photo by Ed Ballam
Stairs on each side side at the rear provide access to the elevated rear pump controls on Delton's pumper.

Innovative Rig on The Street: Delton's Dream Pumper

June 4, 2014
The Delton Fire Department had a dream and a mission and they designed an innovative pumper to achieve their goal.
Photo by Ron Jeffers
NUTLEY, NJ, ENGINE COMPANY 3 has been assigned a Rosenbauer pumper

New Deliveries 5/14

June 1, 2014
NUTLEY, NJ, ENGINE COMPANY 3 has been assigned a Rosenbauer pumper built on a Spartan Force chassis and featuring a 350-hp Cummins engine, 1,500-gpm Hale pump, 500-gallon water...
Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
THE EAST GREENWICH TOWNSHIP, NJ, FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE eMAX rescue engine.

New Deliveries 4/14

April 1, 2014
HALTOM CITY, TX, FIRE/RESCUE has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer Cobra 100-foot midmount aerial platform mounted on a Rosenbauer Commander chassis. Components include a Rosenbauer...
Photo by Jim Regan
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Apparatus Showcase 2013

Nov. 1, 2013
Firehouse® presents its annual Apparatus Showcase, featuring the latest manufacturer offerings.
Photo by Dennis C. Sharpe
THE PINE HILL, NJ, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE E-Max rescue pumper

New Deliveries 10/13

Oct. 1, 2013
THE PINE HILL, NJ, FIRE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of an E-ONE E-Max rescue pumper built on an E-ONE Typhoon X Long chassis powered by a 450-hp Cummins ISL engine with Jacobs...
Photo by Joel Gebet
WHITESVILLE FIRE COMPANY 1 in Jackson, NJ, has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer Viper 109-foot aerial ladder

New Deliveries 9/13

Sept. 1, 2013
WHITESVILLE FIRE COMPANY 1 in Jackson, NJ, has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer Viper 109-foot aerial ladder built on a Spartan Gladiator chassis. Components include a 525-hp Caterpillar...

Videos & Resources

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Pierce built this Enforcer pumper for River’s Edge Volunteer Fire Department in Braddock, PA.

Gallery: Fire Apparatus Friday - Jan. 20

Jan. 20, 2023
A look at some of recent deliveries, including two Type 6 engines for Coal Canyon Creek, CO, and a short wheelbase pumper for Braddock, PA.
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Spartan APS Overview 2013

May 27, 2013
Spartan Chassis takes the lead in fire truck safety.
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Spartan Chassis takes the lead in fire truck safety.

Sept. 10, 2012
Spartan takes the lead in fire truck safety with the latest additions to their Advanced Protection System. The new additions include a multi-angel impact airbag system that introduces...
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Toyne – Ladder space is abundant on Toyne’s latest “quad” on the show floor ready for delivery to LaFayette Township (Ind.) Fire Department.

2012 Product Innovations

April 20, 2012
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Apparatus Components

Spartan Introduces New Cab HVAC System

Aug. 21, 2014
Spartan Chassis introduced a collection of new cab features and performance enhancements, including The Spartan Advanced Climate Control heating, ventilation and air conditioning...

Spartan Chassis Redefines Comfort, Safety and Space Utilization with New Cab Interior Configuration at FDIC

April 9, 2014
The unit, presented at FDIC booth 2408, features an innovative interior design that has been re-engineered for comfort and space, next generation seats, along with revolutionary...

Spartan Names New VP of Emergency Response Cab Sales

March 31, 2014
Michael Bowman is Spartan Chassis' new vice president of sales for the Emergency Response cab and chassis division.
Jessica and her mom pose with the staff from the San Bernardino County’s Office of the Fire Marshal

Scuttlebutt 5/13

May 1, 2013
Making a DifferenceJessica Carscadden is a very special little girl. Born in China and placed in an orphanage, she struggled with some serious medical conditions. There wasn’t...
Photo by Joel Gebet
The Upper Frederick Township, PA, Fire Company has taken delivery of a Darley Vision pumper-tanker.

New Deliveries 5/13

May 1, 2013
THE UPPER FREDERICK TOWNSHIP, PA, FIRE COMPANY has taken delivery of a Darley Vision pumper-tanker built on a Spartan MetroStar chassis. The unit features a 450-hp Cummins ISL9...
THE Portland, OR, Fire & Rescue Department's new Pierce heavy rescue

New Deliveries 3/13

March 1, 2013
THE PORTLAND, OR, FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT has taken delivery of a Pierce heavy rescue unlike any in the company’s history – it is built on a tiller configuration, but features...
Photo by Scott LaPrade
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Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 5, 2012
ALEXIS The Saunemin, IL, Fire Protection District operates an Alexis custom pumper/tanker built on an HME 1871 MFDxL chassis powered by a 360-hp Cummins ISC engine with an Allison...
Photos by Tom Shand
The Allentown Road Volunteer Fire Department in Fort Washington, MD, operates this Spartan/Crimson pumper with a low-hosebed design to permit rapid and safe advancement of attack lines. Note the smooth-bore nozzles on both the two- and 2½-inch lines.
Equipment Mounting & Reels

The Apparatus Architect: Matching Your Apparatus to Your Needs

Nov. 1, 2012
Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur explain why you must match the apparatus specifications to meet the needs of the response area.
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New Deliveries 10/12

Oct. 1, 2012
HALTOM CITY, TX, FIRE-RESCUE has taken delivery of a Rosenbauer heavy rescue featuring a custom chassis, 425-hp Cummins ISL engine, Allison 3000EVP transmission, heavy-duty tow...