CHARLOTTE, Mich., Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Emergency Response (“Spartan” or “Spartan ER”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan Motors” or the “Company”), is introducing the latest addition to the Spartan Advanced Protection System®, Contaminant Containment and Management, an innovative solution set to help in the efforts to mitigate prolonged exposure to pollutants inside of fire truck cabs, at the Fire-Rescue International (FRI) Annual Conference in Atlanta, August 7-10. Spartan’s Metro Star cab and chassis featuring the enhanced safety package will be on display among other Spartan Emergency Response vehicles, in booth #2103.

“Spartan Motors is driven to provide the most innovative safety solutions to help protect our first responders,” said Todd Fierro, President, Spartan Emergency Response. “The new Contaminant Containment and Management capability furthers our goals to minimize first responders’ exposure to harmful environmental pollutants. We look forward to fulfilling OEM orders for our latest safety innovation next year.”

Adding Contaminant Containment and Management to the Spartan Advanced Protection System gives departments the option to select additional in-cab safety features that reduce exposure to contaminants, as first responders return from calls, often referred to as “Clean Cab” options. Spartan’s Contaminant Containment and Management offering features a High Efficiency Particulate Air filter (HEPA, 17 MERV), which can trap and remove nearly 100 percent of potentially harmful materials from combustion smoke, toxic particles, and other contaminants introduced to the interior of the cab. Additional options include a self-contained exterior compartment used to store SCBA packs, helmets, and other devices used on the fire scene that are easily accessible but stored separately from the truck’s cab. The interior of the cab is lined with a unique, and new to the industry, easy-to-clean smooth surface that minimizes pocket areas that hold debris, allowing for quicker high-quality wash-downs after every run.

Alongside the Metro Star cab equipped with Contaminant Containment and Management, Spartan will display several aerial devices, ladder platforms, and pumper trucks at the conference, including:

  • 100′ Mid Mount Platform – Demo unit
  • IPS-NXT – Demo unit
  • 105′ Rear Mount Ladder – Vincennes Township, Indiana
  • S-180 Pumper – Waco, North Carolina

“Spartan has led the way in safety for years with the launch of the Spartan Advanced Protection System. From industry-first driver and passenger airbag positions to smart restraints, outboard sensors, and 360 degree cameras, and flat floors, we’re proud to add contaminant containment to the list of safety provisions that make Spartan’s cabs some of the safest in the industry,” said Todd Fierro, President of Spartan Emergency Response. “We are pleased to offer the latest in clean cab provisions at this year’s FRI Conference.”