Sutphen Corporation

Amlin, OH 43002


About Sutphen Corporation

Sutphen Corporation is the largest family-owned fire apparatus manufacturer in the nation.


P.O. Box 158
Amlin, OH 43002

More Info on Sutphen Corporation

Sutphen is an Ohio-based, privately held, family-owned business that has manufactured the highest-quality, heavy-duty, custom-built emergency response vehicles since 1890. With a complete lineup of products, you can count on Sutphen to be there for you today, tomorrow and beyond.

Products and Press Releases

Sutphen Corporation Announces New Sales And Service Representative In North Carolina

Sutphen Announces New Sales and Service Rep in NC

Jan. 6, 2023
First Choice Fire and Safety specializes in apparatus sales, apparatus service and providing high-quality customer service.
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Sutphen Announces Dates for 2023 EVT Courses and Proctored Exams

Nov. 29, 2022
Sutphen will offer 17 emergency vehicle technician classes ranging from beginner to master EVT.
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Fire Service Leaders, Apparatus Suppliers Embrace Cooperative Purchasing

Aug. 26, 2022
Fire chiefs favor cooperative purchasing over traditional RFP processes to simplify procurement of apparatus and other equipment from major manufacturers.
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Sutphen Adds Apparatus and Equipment Dealer in CO and WY

Aug. 22, 2022
IKON Fire brings more than 50 years of apparatus sales and service experience to the region.
The Sutphen SLTDA 105 is on display in Sutphen Booth #3324 at FDIC International.

Sutphen Unveils Tractor Drawn Aerial

April 28, 2022
The truck, destined for DeKalb County, GA, Fire and Rescue is on display at the Sutphen booth at FDIC.
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The first tractor-drawn aerial by Sutphen Corp. since the 1990s will be unveiled in late April.

Sutphen Corporation to Unveil Tractor-Drawn Aerial at FDIC

April 4, 2022
The first Sutphen tractor-drawn aerial since the 1990s will be unveiled at FDIC in April.
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From left to right, CEP Director Marcia Bailey; Sutphen Corporation Vice President Julie Sutphen Phelps; Sutphen Corporation President Drew Sutphen; Sutphen Urbana General Manager Todd Winnenberg; Urbana Fire Chief Dean Ortlieb; Urbana Mayor Bill Bean.

Sutphen Breaks Ground on New OH Facility

Oct. 18, 2021
Sutphen Corporation has officially broken ground on a new 185,000-square-foot facility located in Urbana.
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Sutphen to Build New OH Manufacturing Facility

July 6, 2021
Sutphen Corporation has announced plans today to combine its three Urbana manufacturing and service sites in a new 160,000-square-foot facility.
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Sutphen Enters Tractor Drawn Aerial Market

Feb. 25, 2021
Sutphen Corporation is adding to its dynamic family of aerial fire apparatus with the new Sutphen Tractor Drawn Aerial (TDA).
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Sutphen Introduces New 36-Inch Custom Cab Length

Dec. 14, 2020
Sutphen Corporation has announced the addition of a new 36-inch cab length to its product lineup.

Articles & News

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The Apparatus Architect: Soliciting Bid Proposals for New Rigs: Keys to Success

Jan. 25, 2024
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur remind departments of the importance of detailed fire vehicle specification in today's marketplace.
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Scuttlebutt 11/22

Nov. 14, 2022
Pierce’s Volterra Receives Innovation Award
Photos by Tom W. Shand
Manheim Township, PA, Fire Rescue (MTFR) Truck 204 is a 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 100-foot tractor-drawn ladder that provides both truck and rescue company service. It carries 446 feet of ground ladders. Note the extension and roof ladders that are mounted outboard on each side of the trailer.

The Apparatus Architect: Fleet Replacement Success Stories

Jan. 17, 2022
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur explain why increasing costs of new apparatus and delayed delivery times have led many departments to revise their fleet replacement schedules.
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Fire Chief Michael Stanley (center) was presented with the Firefighter Hero Award by Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff, and Jennifer Skolaski, who consulted with Chief Stanley on a falls prevention initiative and who nominated him for the award.
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For the Record 12/20

Dec. 1, 2020
Chief Michael Stanley of the City of Oshkosh, WI, Fire Department received the Firefighter Hero Award from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and MAGLITE.
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2020 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2020
In the 2020 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
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2020 Product Showcase

Sept. 1, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread and firefighter conferences were canceled, Firehouse worked with manufacturers to ensure that you see products and services that were introduced...
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2019 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2019
In the 2019 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
Polypropylene is a strong plastic that has gained popularity in the fire service because it's corrosion and impact resistant.
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With Apparatus Body Materials, There Are Choices

June 21, 2019
Aluminum, stainless steel, polypropylene and even carbon fiber can be used to build fire apparatus bodies, and each material's characteristics give firefighters many choices.
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Front bumpers can be loaded with gear for extrication, fire suppression, winches, horns and sirens.
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Specifying Front Bumpers on Fire Apparatus Is All About Choices

March 16, 2018
Ed Ballam spoke with manufacturers who shared tips on designing front bumpers for fire apparatus.
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Portable winches can be moved and operated by a single person, but it's safer to use two personnel when possible.
Equipment Mounting & Reels

Apparatus Winch Selection Is Driven by Mission

July 21, 2017
Ed Ballam talked with experts who say fire departments need to consider the mission of the winch to make the correct purchase.

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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Sutphen Single Axle Aerial Ladder Designed for Urban and Suburban Settings

Nov. 19, 2020
The single-axle apparatus is ideal for urban areas that require a tight turning radius for roundabouts and tight corners, as well as suburban and rural settings where a short ...
BME Fire built this 10-person wildland crew carrier for the Ventura County, CA, Fire Department. The vehicle features Signtronics intercom systems, pivot and reclining seats, tubular body construction and features a custom-built BME console.

FHWorld18: Latest Fire & Emergency Vehicles on Display

March 12, 2018
Over 60 emergency vehicles, including apparatus, ambulance and boats, were displayed at Firehouse World.
RollNRack showcased the Efficiency Package for hose racking. It includes one Power Roller, one GO-Pack, one Extra Coupling Jaw set and one extra battery pack and charger.

2015 Fire & Rescue Product Innovations Unveiled

April 24, 2015
Dozens of new tools, equipment and technologies for fire and rescue personnel were introduced last week.

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Sutphen Announces New IA Sales and Service Rep

Aug. 4, 2020
Sutphen Corporation has announced the expansion of Legacy Fire Apparatus as its official sales and service representative in Iowa.
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Sutphen Announces New Sales and Service Rep for Southern New England

May 13, 2020
Sutphen has announced the addition of Shipman’s Fire Equipment Co. as its official sales and service representative in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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Sutphen Adds New SLR 108 to Aerial Apparatus Line

April 23, 2020
Sutphen Corporation, the nation's largest family-owned apparatus manufacturer, has launched the SLR 108, a new 108-foot, rear-mount, aluminum aerial.
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Sutphen Announces New Sales and Service Rep in CA

March 18, 2020
Sutphen has announced the addition of Republic Fire Equipment as its official sales and service representative in the state of California.

Sutphen Announces New Sales and Service Rep in MO

Sept. 12, 2019
Sutphen has announced the addition of Cashion Fire as its official sales and service representative in the state of Missouri and part of western Illinois.

Sutphen Launches New Front Axle and Suspension System

Sept. 9, 2019
Sutphen has partnered with Hendrickson to create a new front axle and suspension option for all Sutphen, Monarch extreme-duty chassis customers.
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Sutphen Corporation Receives a Six Apparatus Order from Miami-Dade, FL, Fire Rescue

Aug. 9, 2019
The six recently ordered apparatus include three custom pumpers, one SPH 100 mid-mount aerial platform, one hazardous material (HazMat) apparatus and one heavy rescue apparatus...
2019 07 26 Sutphen Corporation Delivers Six Apparatus To The Columbus, Ohio, Division Of Fire

Sutphen Delivers Six New Rigs to Columbus, OH, Division of Fire

July 26, 2019
Sutphen has delivered six brand new pieces of apparatus - five custom pumpers and a 100-foot mid-mount aerial - to the Columbus, OH, Division of Fire.
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Sutphen unveiled its first ever rear-mount aerial to the tune of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born in the U.S.A.'

Aerials Reach New Levels of Innovation

April 26, 2016
Ed Ballam reports on new configurations or improvements for aerial ladders that were recently introduced to the market.