Spartan Motors, Inc.

Charlotte, MI 48813


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1541 Reynolds Road
Charlotte, MI 48813

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Spartan Emergency Response is a world-class leader in the design and production of the most powerful and reliable emergency response apparatus, cabs and chassis on the market. Drawing on more than 130 years of excellence in fire truck manufacturing, Spartan Emergency Response manufactures a full line of pumpers, tankers, rescues, aerials, quick-attack/urban interface vehicles and other emergency-rescue vehicles on both custom and commercial chassis from its facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania and South Dakota.

Products and Press Releases

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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.
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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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Spartan Presents EVT of Year Award to MI Mechanic

Spartan, in partnership with Firehouse, has presented the Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) of the Year Award to Muskegon, MI, Fire Department mechanic Brian Marek.
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Apparatus Components

Spartan to Unveil Enhanced Clean Cab at Atlanta Trade Show

Aug. 8, 2019
Spartan Motors is set to introduce an innovative solution to help mitigate prolonged exposure to pollutants inside of fire truck cabs.
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Apparatus Components

Spartan Motors Opens New Cab Manufacturing Plant in Detroit

June 26, 2019
Detroit Truck Manufacturing (DTM) is a captive channel supplier of fabricated aluminum cabs for Spartan’s fire trucks, as well as cab and chassis product it supplies to over 40...
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Spartan ER Displayed New Rescue-Pumper at NY Chiefs' Show

The Spartan rescue pumper, “Engine 32,” featuring a safety-first design, has been recently added to the Moyers Corners, NY, Fire Department’s emergency response fleet.
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Spartan Motors Announces Appointment of New Emergency Response President

Jan. 7, 2019
Todd Fierro has been named President of Emergency Response (ER). In this role, he will have P&L responsibility as well as direct oversight of the sales, engineering, and product...
First place: Al Hasenfratz, Master Duty EVT, Sylvania, OH, Fire-EMS Department.
Professional Associations & Services

Firehouse Announces 2018 EVT of the Year Award Winners

Dec. 12, 2018
Firehouse announces the top five winners of the 2018 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts to promote a high standard of excellence...
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Spartan Introduces High Air Intake Fire Truck Cab and Chassis Design

Aug. 14, 2018
Spartan will introduce a new turbocharged fire apparatus built on a Gladiator X15 High Air Intake cab and chassis.
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Spartan to Reveal New Protection Technology at Indy Trade Show

April 20, 2018
Spartan will launch an enhanced Advanced Protection System (APS) at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) International, April 23 – 28.

Articles & News

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Careers & Education

For the Record 12/22

Dec. 12, 2022
Project Mayday Creator Don Abbott Dies

Delivery: Milburn, NJ, Pumper

Sept. 30, 2022
The Milburn, NJ, Fire Department took delivery of a 2022 Spartan Metro Star MFD pumper.
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Careers & Education

For the Record 2/22

Feb. 14, 2022
Mike Jerums was presented with the 2021 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year award during the opening ceremonies of the annual Fire Department Safety Officers Association ...
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Michael Jerums is an Emergency Vehicle Technician for the North Las Vegas Fire Department and was named the 2021 EVT of the Year.
Vehicle Services & Inspections

EVT of the Year Jerums Reflects on Career and Training

Jan. 11, 2022
Mike Jerums has been working on North Las Vegas Fire Department's fleet since 2006 and says training is key to keeping the fire apparatus fleet on the road.
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The Prince George’s County, MD, Fire/EMS Department has developed a standard engine company design, as shown on this 2021 Pierce Enforcer rig, which features a short wheelbase (with an overall length of 29 feet, 4 inches), an aluminum body, a low rear hosebed and lowered ground ladders on the right side of the body.

The Apparatus Architect: Fleet Services Management

Sept. 8, 2021
Tom Shand and Mike Wilbur took advantage of their relationships with fire department fleet managers to collect hands-on-useful information that a department can apply to its collection...
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Howard County, MD, Engine 141 is a 2019 KME Predator Severe Service model. It utilizes an extended cab compartment to provide storage space for two SCBAs on each side of the apparatus.

The Apparatus Architect: Innovations and Trends—How Clean Is Your Apparatus?

Jan. 18, 2021
Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur urge departments to explore the trends in the "clean cab concept."
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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.
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Safety & Health

Clean Cab Project

Sept. 3, 2019
Firehouse proudly presents this guide to help you minimize your exposure to dangerous contaminants.
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The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department began its clean cab initiative in 2015 and hopes to have all of its apparatus meeting the standard by the end of 2020.
Apparatus Components

Apparatus Makers, Fire Chief Share Practical Tips for Keeping Cabs Clean

Aug. 1, 2019
Ed Ballam takes a look at how fire departments and manufacturers are pioneering the clean cab concept.
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Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District in Colorado ordered a heavy rescue with a crane with its primary purpose of removing dead elk from the road ways after collisions with vehicles.
Light & Heavy Rescue

Rescue Trucks Are the 'Swiss Army Knives' of the Fire Service

March 15, 2019
When it comes to specialized equipment used by the fire service, rescue trucks, also known as tool boxes on wheels, are the hands-down winners.

Videos & Resources

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Spartan Motors Opens Seven Apparatus Refurbishment Centers

April 9, 2018
When a brand new truck isn't an option, Spartan's truck apparatus refurbishment centers are there for you
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Top Emergency Vehicle Technician Talks About Winning Award

Jan. 24, 2018
Corey D. Lane reflects on winning the 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year Award.


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Director of Chassis Sales

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Houston Hazmat Unit 2 is a 1995 Super Vac, a dedicated unit at Station 22.
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Hazmat Studies: Inside the Houston Hazmat Team

Feb. 1, 2019
Robert Burke looks into one of the busiest teams in the United States, in the petrochemical capital of the country.
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Emergency Vehicle Technicians check out a newly completed cab and chassis at Spartan Motors' plant in Charlotte, MI.

EVTs Tour Workings of Spartan Motors' Facility

Oct. 4, 2018
More than 300 mechanics and technicians toured Spartan's plant in Charlotte, MI, as part of an emergency vehicle training conference.
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Corey Lane, from Loveland, CO, the 2017 EVT of the Year, gave the keynote address at Spartan Motors 2018 Fire Truck Training Conference in Lansing, MI

EVTs Gather at Spartan Motors Conference

Oct. 2, 2018
Over 300 EVTs have gathered at Spartan's Fire Truck Training Conference in Lansing, MI, to learn skills used in fire apparatus maintenance.
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Spartan Motors has more than 23,000 options customers can choose from, covering everything from airbag protection to USB power configurations and cup holders.

Navigating the Complex Choices for Apparatus Cab Interiors

Aug. 12, 2018
Ed Ballam found out that firefighters are looking for cleanliness, cabinets and comfort when specifying cab interior decisions.
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Fire Service Industry Partner Content

Manufacturer's Corner: St. Louis Hits the Streets in New Smeal Apparatus

May 3, 2018
Firefighters in St. Louis are using eight new Smeal fire apparatus, including pumpers, aerial and a platform.
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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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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.
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When it Comes to Apparatus Emmissions Regulations, the Worst Is Over

Feb. 16, 2018
Ed Ballam talked with manufacturers to find out how the EPA's emissions restrictions have impacted design and operations.
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Professional Associations & Services

Spartan Motors Presents 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year Award at Symposium

Jan. 24, 2018
Spartan Emergency Response awarded the 2017 Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) of the Year award to Corey D. Lane.