BRANDON, SD – Sept. 6, 2023Spartan Emergency Response®, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces The Colony Fire Department in Texas has selected Spartan and its authorized dealer, Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists , to provide the city with a new Ladder Tower 100’ Tractor Drawn Aerial.

The TDA is designed to be compact with the narrow width Spartan Metro Star® chassis and short Ladder Tower trailer/body design. It features a 149” tractor and 306” trailer wheelbases, making the truck highly maneuverable and allow for better access for the growing city of The Colony, Texas.

“The Colony Fire Department has an aggressive truck culture that needed a nimble fire apparatus to navigate the tight streets and expanding multi-family dwellings that are booming around our city,” said Fire Chief Scott Thompson. “We were able to build an extremely short ‘True Truck’ with Spartan that would fit our needs. Spartan offered the quickest build time currently in the marketplace, minimal propriety parts, and a sales team that helped us design a Tractor Drawn Aerial that would serve our city for a long time.”

Other top features of the TDA include:

  • The QX100’ ladder with 500-lb tip load and aerial controls at tip
  • 14’ “H” style outriggers allowing for set up in tight fire ground environment.
  • Full length ladder walkway illumination lighting.
  • Over 300 feet of ground ladders
  • Formed aluminum modular body with transverse compartments below and above trailer frame.
  • High visibility tiller cab offering tiller driver superior sight and visibility for all positions.
  • Los Angeles Fire Department style hose storage on tractor with Akron Ladder pipe assembly

“Our entire team is grateful for the opportunity to partner with The Colony Fire Department and our dealer in serving this close community of residents and its many visitors,” said Chris Wade, director of sales, Spartan Emergency Response. “Once delivered, the Ladder Tower tillered aerial will offer the expanded capabilities, maneuverability and the storage that this department needs to best serve its growing community.”


About Spartan Emergency Response

Spartan Emergency Response, comprised of REV Group subsidiaries Spartan Fire, LLC, Smeal SFA, LLC, Smeal LTC, LLC and Smeal Holding, LLC, is a North American leader in the emergency response market and offers brands including Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Spartan Fire Chassis, Smeal, and Ladder Tower. Spartan Emergency Response vehicles are well known for safety, quality, durability, aftermarket product support, and first-to-market innovation. The company operates facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Nebraska, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG