W.S. Darley & Co.

Itasca, IL 60143


About W.S. Darley & Co.

Since 1908, Darley has been dedicated to serving the world's Fire and Emergency Services.


325 Spring Lake Dr.
Itasca, IL 60143

More Info on W.S. Darley & Co.

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Since 1908, Darley has been dedicated to serving the world's Fire and Emergency Services. Leader in CAFS designed fire apparatus. Custom apparatus builder that builds to YOUR specs! Featuring Darley AutoCAFS and PolyBilt bodies that come with optional limited lifetime warranties! Darley remains a family owned and operated business committed to customer service and our employees. W. S. Darley & Co.'s involvement in the Fire Industry spans almost a century and three generations of Darleys. They not only have a rock solid reputation for building quality products, but also for building strong relationships with Fire Fighting Organizations around the world. The entire Darley company is committed to customer satisfaction. Darley is dedicated to excellence and they offer a diverse line of quality products and services through progressive design, manufacturing and distribution.

Products and Press Releases

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Ford Donates Bronco Wildland Firefighting Command Rig to National Park Service

June 28, 2023
Modified by Darley, the vehicle will aid firefighters in protecting Bandelier National Monument's 33,000 acres that include ancient native lands and sacred sites.
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Timothy Nelson has been named Chief Financial Officer of Darley.
Careers & Education

Darley Names Timothy Nelson as Chief Financial Officer

April 27, 2023
Nelson will lead Darley’s finance organization and financial activities including accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, internal audit, and treasury...
Cres Cor Health & Safety
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Cancer Prevention

Cres Cor Announces Dealer Agreement with Darley and Western Fire Supply

April 24, 2023
Cres Guard is the first mobile decontamination cabinet that reduces biological hazards on structural firefighting and first responder gear in a quick, 15-minute chemical-free ...
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Operations & Training

Industry Partners Support Tornado-Ravaged Communities

April 19, 2023
Turtle Plastics, Sunbelt Fire and Darley came together to help in the aftermath of a series of devastating tornadoes that swept through western and central Mississippi.
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Careers & Education

Former Oshkosh Executive Joins Darley Board of Directors

April 4, 2023
Wilson Jones, the former president and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Darley.
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Hoselines & Water Appliances

Product of the Day: ECO-10 Lightweight Double Jacket Attack Hose

Feb. 2, 2023
The ECO-10 lightweight double jacket attack hose from Darley meets NFPA 1963 and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
Scott Vavra
Careers & Education

Industry Expert Joins Darley as Leader of Pump Customer Service & Applications Engineering

Dec. 13, 2022
Scott Vavra is an industry veteran, Army Reservist and expert who creates best-in-class customer service experiences in manufacturing.
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Apparatus Components

HeatSeeker H2O partners with W.S. Darley & Co

Nov. 11, 2022
HeatSeeker H2O devices transform fire trucks into cooling stations to help crews combat extreme heat.
Darley Website Launch Press Release Nov 2 2022

Darley Launches New Website

Nov. 2, 2022
It features a customer-focused design for superior experience, support and service discovery.
Photos courtesy Illinois Fire Service Home Day
Paul Darley, president and CEO of Darley, the fire department equipment supplier, founded and co-chairs the annual Illinois Fire Service Home Day, held at the Sprinkler Fitters Local 281 Training Center in Alsip, IL.
Careers & Education

Illinois Fire Service Home Day

June 14, 2022
Representatives from more than 50 Illinois fire service organizations recently gathered to keep important issues in front of state and federal legislators.

Articles & News

Photo by Jeffrey Gaskin
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Pumps & Valves

Centrifugal Fire Pumps: Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage

April 10, 2023
Centrifugal fire pumps long have been the backbone of pumping apparatus in the fire service because of their efficiency and their versatility. They come in various configurations...
Photo by Tom W. Shand
At one time, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base operated a number of these rebuilt American General M813A1 wildland rigs. These units were designed with a floating tank cradle, which enabled the vehicles to safely ascend steep grades. Note the protective roll bar around the forward-facing crew seats.

Military Wildland Apparatus

Nov. 14, 2022
Tom Shand explains the origins and evolution of apparatus for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy.
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Safety & Health

Scuttlebutt 8/22

Aug. 15, 2022
National Volunteer Fire Council partners with Anheuser-Busch and DripDrop Hydration to help to keep volunteer firefighters hydrated.
July 22 Ftr Fire Prevention Pic
Careers & Education

Scuttlebutt 7/22

July 18, 2022
Fire Prevention Week 2022 Keys on Home Escape
Photo courtesy of A.H. Stock Manufacturing
Recent improvements in the realm of swivel valves include more use of stainless steel compared with mild steel, air and electric automation, and the capability for changing manual handle positions on the valve.

Innovations in Tanker Design

Aug. 16, 2021
Barry Furey inquired of fire departments that recently purchased a tanker as well as apparatus manufacturers to learn of how new design facets of the vehicles are delivering watershed...
Photo by Scott LaPrade

2020 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2020
In the 2020 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.
Apparatus Components

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.
SVI Trucks
Manufacturers say if a layout works particularly well, departments should consider standardizing it for all similar apparatus, like this pair of SVI Trucks heavy rescues delivered to the Charlotte, NC, Fire Department.
Equipment Mounting & Reels

A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

May 21, 2019
Rescue rigs are filled with tools for a variety of missions, and thoughtful planning goes into making sure they're easily accessible and balanced to keep vehicles safe and stable...
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W.S Darley & Co. is the only pump manufacturer in the United States that continues to offer front-mount pumps. Darley says it is a popular option with rural fire departments as it is well suited for drafting from static water supplies.
Pumps & Valves

Preference Often Dictates Apparatus Fire Pump and Control Locations

March 15, 2019
Firefighters have choices when it comes to apparatus pump locations, and virtually limitless freedom to place electronic pump control panels anywhere on fire trucks.
Hale Products
Foam, whether propelled by just water or a combination of water and air, is an effective fire suppression agent.
Foam Systems

Choosing a Foam System Requires Examining Hazards

May 17, 2018
Fire suppression foam is not just a flash-in-the-pan trend that every once in a while grips the fire service. It is an effective tool when used correctly.

Videos & Resources

Pierce Mfg.
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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Inside Darley May 2012

Feb. 23, 2018
Get up to speed on all things Darley on the latest installment of Inside Darley.
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Inside Darley January 2015

Feb. 23, 2018
In the January issue of Inside Darley,...
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Inside Darley February 2015

Feb. 23, 2018
Paul discusses the most stressful jobs,...
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Inside Darley January 2015

Feb. 23, 2018
In the January issue of Inside Darley,...
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Inside Darley October 2016

Feb. 23, 2018
Paul talks collaboration, drops a new...
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Inside Darley October 2016

Feb. 23, 2018
Paul talks collaboration, drops a new...
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Inside Darley December 2016

Feb. 23, 2018
Learn all about our new equipment...
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Inside Darley December 2016

Feb. 23, 2018
Learn all about our new equipment...
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Inside Darley September 2014

Sept. 26, 2014
Paul discusses upcoming pump school, email and social media etiquette, and useful business tips from Kellogg School of Business. - See more at: http://www.darley.com/inside-darley...

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With the support of this grant program, which is free for first responders, departments can now use a grant to acquire virtual reality training solutions from leading suppliers such as FLAIM Systems.
Tech & Comm

Darley Offers Grant Support for Training Technology

April 19, 2022
Working in partnership with firegrantshelp.com to help fire departments find grants to support the purchase of virtual reality training technology.
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Tech & Comm

Darley Launches New USMR Division

April 15, 2022
Unmanned Systems, Metaverse & Robotics Division will encompass the company's current virtual reality technology and robotic offerings.
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Pumps & Valves

Darley Unveils a Fully Electric Pump

April 11, 2022
The Vispear platform concept is capable of delivering performance ratings that rival the company's 24-hp diesel offerings.
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Darley’s Leadership Essay Competition is Open for Entries

Feb. 14, 2022
The winner of the essay competition, which is open to anyone in the fire service to source fresh ideas on leadership from the company officer’s perspective, will receive $3,000...
Hoselines & Water Appliances

Product of the Day: Darley Fire Storm Nozzle

Feb. 1, 2022
The new Fire Storm nozzle delivers the quality and performance you are looking for in a selectable nozzle with the value you expect from Darley.
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Darley and Partners Deliver Water to Residents Evacuated by Fire in Colorado

Jan. 13, 2022
Darley, along with partners SVI Trucks, Max Fire Apparatus, and Rosenbauer of America, came together this week to send a full trailer of Darley Safe Water Boxes to Erie, CO, to...
Careers & Education

Darley Named as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace in 2021

Nov. 23, 2021
Darley was among the Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces with criteria including confidence in company leadership, engagement and work-life balance.
Fire Protection Systems

United Safety Acquires Fireboy-Xintex from Darley

Oct. 4, 2021
Largest fire suppression acquisition in the organization’s history, strategically grows the business internationally and adds focus on marine industry.
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Delivery: Canada Department of National Defense ARFFs

Aug. 24, 2021
E-ONE has delivered four new TITAN air transportable 4x4 ARFF vehicles to Canada's Department of National Defense.