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  • Dec
    19
    Spartan Completes Smeal Acquisition

    As of January 01, 2017 Spartan completed the acquisition of Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. Daryl Adams, President and Chief Executive officer of Spartan Motors, explained, “The addition of Smeal complements our own Spartan Emergency Response buisness unit while also allowing us to provide an expanded, innovatice product offering to both new existing customers. We expect the transaction to be accretive to 2017 earnings and accelerate the turnaround of the Spartan Emergency Response business unit.”       

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  • Mar
    17
    Texas AEVT 2016

    This year at the 2016 Southwest Emergency Vehicle Training Conference in Fort Worth, two of our own, Steve Pena and Grady Jones were recognized by their peers as being the best of the best. Steve Pena was presented with the Texas Association of Emergency Vehicle Technicians (TAEVT) Technician of the Year.  Steve has demonstrated throughout his career professionalism in his work, loyalty to the company that he has worked for and is overall a great guy.  Steve is well respected by his customers, co-workers and really anyone that ever has been associated with him.  Francisco Gomez from San Antonio presented…

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  • Oct
    31
    Special Olympics Texas Fire Truck Pull Houston

      On Saturday October the 26 Houston, TX held the Special Olympics Texas Fire truck pull competition in Meyeland Plaza. This is the ultimate tug-of-war with a 63,000 lb. fire truck in support of Special Olympics Texas athletes. The event was hosted by the Bellaire Police Department and Bellaire Fire Department. The Master of Ceremonies was none other than Houston DJ Sam Malone. People from all over Houston gathered to help this fundraising cause. With high attendance the teams were separated into 2 brackets civilian and public safety. Each team was given 2 chances to pull the truck and averaging…

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  • May
    16
    Special Olympics Texas Fire Truck Pull

    On Saturday May the 11 Duncanville, TX hosted the Special Olympics Texas Fire Tuck Pull. This is the ultimate tug of war. Each team is comprised of 12 or more people with one goal in mind, to pull the truck the fastest. Special Olympics Texas is a non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. Before the actual pull was under way, the event was promoted on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas. Demonstrating for the viewers of the Dallas-Fort Worth…

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  • Aug
    31
    Spartan Chassis Redefines Firefighter Safety

      Did you know that in 2010 there were 4,380 injuries to personnel either responding to or returning from a fire? Spartan Chassis has always been on the cutting edge of fire truck design and occupant safety. Today, Spartan Chassis reaffirmed their commitment to protecting the men and women who serve our communities with new additions to the Advanced Protection System (APS)*: Eight (8) airbags in the cab with four (4) INDUSTRY FIRST airbag positions. Side curtain airbags up to seven times larger than the competition. INDUSTRY FIRST outboard sensors control airbag deployment and protect cab occupants from side-impact collisions. An INDUSTRY FIRSTintelligent seatbelt…

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  • Jun
    15
    SFFMA Conference & Exhibit

    Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists participated in the 2012 annual State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals Association exhibit held in Houston this past weekend. The 50’x50’ booth featured Fulshear Simonton’s brush truck, Friendswood’s rescue truck, and Metro Fire’s demo truck the Metro Star. The booth showcased the products that Metro Fire has to offer such as Bullard Thermal Imaging, Tecgen Xtreme protective apparel, Holmatro Rescue Tools, and TFT nozzles. The Metro Fire team was there to answer all and any questions regarding these items.  The exhibition was a great success for Metro Fire. The team took home the award for Best Apparatus Space. We’d like to thank Fulshear Simonton Fire…

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