Boise Mobile Equipment, Inc. - BME

Boise, ID 83705


About Boise Mobile Equipment, Inc. - BME


900 Boeing St.
Boise, ID 83705

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Established in 1990, Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) supplies fire apparatus to municipal fire departments, fire districts, all branches of the U.S. military and several federal agencies (US Forest Service, National Park Service, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management).  Many of these apparatus spend their entire working lives in an off-road environment.

Quality craftsmanship, a reputation for rugged reliability and our lifetime body warranty have customers returning year after year to purchase BME apparatus (the US Forest Service, alone, has purchased more than 400 apparatus from BME). 

BME designs apparatus to exact customer specifications using AutoCAD and Solid Works 3D software.  Manufacturing takes place in a modern 25,000 sq. ft. facility, utilizing the finest materials available and industry leading components.  Design and material are blended with experience and detailed craftsmanship resulting in a quality product, unsurpassed in the industry.

Products and Press Releases

Pierce Manufacturing has completed the purchase of an ownership interest in Boise Mobile Equipment, facilitating greater collaboration within the Wildland market.

Pierce Completes Ownership Interest in BME

Pierce’s ownership interest in Boise Mobile Equipment strengthens collaboration in the wildland market and transitions BME to an independent dealer distribution model.
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BME Sponsoring Charity First Responder Climbing Event

March 3, 2021
Boise Mobile Equipment will sponsor the first ever first responder climbing competition in Boise on June 12 to benefit the Courageous Kids Climbing charity.

Product of the Day: Wildland Crew Carriers

July 1, 2020
The BME Crew Carrier is built to handle rugged terrain, allowing firefighters to respond to wildland fires quickly, safely and comfortably.
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The $10 million contract includes 30 Type III wildland apparatus for CAL FIRE.

Boise Mobile Equipment Lands $10 Million Fire Truck Contract with CAL FIRE

Aug. 16, 2017
CAL Fire awarded Boise Mobile Equipment a $10 million contract to produce over 30 Type-III wildland firefighting apparatus and tag-on orders are available for California departments...
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Wildland/Urban Interface Pumper

Oct. 6, 2011
The Haines, OR, Fire Protection District has placed in service a Boise Mobile Equipment wildland/urban interface pumper built on an International 7400 4x4 chassis, Components ...

Articles & News

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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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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2019 Apparatus Showcase

Nov. 1, 2019
In the 2019 Apparatus Showcase, manufacturers display the latest and greatest in fire-rescue and EMS apparatus.
A whole collection of Amdor roll-up doors, including ones on the cab, were installed on a tiller aerial built by Pierce Mfg.
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Experts Explain the Technology Behind Apparatus Doors

Sept. 20, 2018
Ed Ballam explains why you need to consider features and styles when specifying body doors for your next next fire appratus.
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Type 3 fire apparatus, like the one built by Boise Mobile Equipment and delivered to Security, CO, Fire Department, are often deployed to remote areas so they must carry everything they need while on the mission.

Creature Comforts, Technology Make Way to Type 3 Fire Apparatus

April 20, 2018
With longer response times and more demand for data communications, the workhorses of forest firefighting get some much needed upgrades.
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Boise Mobile Equipment built this National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Type 4 engine for Parma, ID, Rural Fire & Rescue. It features a 750-gallon tank and a 250-gallon pto-driven pump with pump and roll capabilities. It has controls in the cab for fire suppression, Class A foam, ground sprays and features an extremely short wheelbase and rear operators' position.

Geography Dictates Wildland Apparatus Features

Aug. 19, 2016
Ed Ballam explains why wildland fire apparatus differ from coast to coast.
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Apparatus Showcase 2013

Nov. 1, 2013
Firehouse® presents its annual Apparatus Showcase, featuring the latest manufacturer offerings.

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.
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.

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