CHARLOTTE, Mich., April 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Emergency Response (“Spartan” or “Spartan ER”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”), has expanded its partnership with Wayne Township Fire Department in Marion County, Indiana, with an order for three Spartan Star Series Top-Mount Pumpers and for its new Ladder Tower 93′ Mid-Mount Platform, which launched at the recent Fire Department Instructors’ Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium.
Top row right to left: Daryl Adams, President and CEO Spartan Motors, Todd Fierro, President Spartan Emergency Response. Bottom row left to right: Diego Salazar VP Global Sales, Spartan Motors, Rady Adams, Chief, Wayne Township Fire Department, Chuck Jones, Trustee, Wayne Township Fire Department, Mike Lang, Deputy Chief of Administration, Wayne Township Fire Department, Tim Swartz, VP Operations, Hoosier Fire Equipment.
Wayne Township Fire Department, which serves 36 square miles of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, currently operates a Smeal Sirius 75′ Aerial that has been in service since 2016. Additionally, the department currently has two Smeal Sirius Top-Mount Pumpers on order, both of which will be in service by the third quarter of this year. The Wayne Township Fire Department has five fire stations and employs approximately 180 first responders and is expanding its partnership with Spartan to help standardize its frontline fleet of fire apparatus, with the overriding benefit of providing safe and reliable equipment for its firefighters, as they serve the citizens and property owners of Wayne Township.
“Wayne Township Fire Department has seen first-hand the reliability and performance that a Spartan apparatus brings to mission-critical operations,” said Todd Fierro, President of Spartan Emergency Response. “We are proud to have been selected to provide the safest fire trucks in the industry to Wayne Township, and look forward to further expanding our relationship in the future.”
Unveiled at FDIC this week, Spartan’s latest Ladder Tower 93′ Mid-Mount Platform boasts a compact package with proven performance and long-term reliability for which the company is known. The unit is more maneuverable in tight urban and suburban environments, allowing for maximum agility and responsiveness in emergency response situations.
“Continuing our relationship with Spartan Motors was something that we found instrumental in our partnership with Hoosier Fire Equipment, as they have played a key role in helping us maintain loyalty to Spartan,” said Chief Randy Adams of the Wayne Township Fire Department. “We have enjoyed the quality and professionalism that we have received from the Spartan/Smeal team and what Spartan Emergency Response has done to ensure the safety of our firefighters.”