Spartan Emergency Response Strengthens Latin American Presence With An Order Of Eight Custom Firetrucks From Long-Time Customer In Chile

CHARLOTTE, Mich.July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Emergency Response (“Spartan” or “Spartan ER”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan Motors” or the “Company”), is advancing its global position in safety driven product design with an extended order from the National Fire Departments Association (Junta Nacional de Cuerpos de Bomberos), in Chile. This eight-unit order, built on custom Spartan chassis, adds to an already 114-truck Spartan fleet in the country, 10 units of which were delivered in 2018.


Spartan has supplied highly customized apparatus to meet the specialized needs of Chile’s geography and demographic since 2012. The National Fire Departments Association’s Spartan fleet extends to cover multiple categories, including rescue units, salvage, ventilation, overhaul, and traditional fire extinguishing for this highly customized market.

“In the midst of serving communities around the world faced with natural disasters and dense populations across diverse geographies, first responder safety remains our top priority,” said Todd Fierro, President of Spartan Emergency Response. “Our universal impact starts with the men and women who put trust in our team and our products.  Our earned reputation as having a safe, reliable, and consistent product, regardless of the level of customization, goes beyond borders.”

This add-on order includes highly customized trucks built to the specifications of the National Fire Departments Association through its close partnership with Spartan’s dealer in Chile, Pesco S.A.

The extended order includes two distinct models, including C7 and C8 ladder tender designs. The C7 ladder tender is used to maximize space for carrying a significant number of ground ladders and personnel in the cab. The C8 ladder tenders are designed to maximize space and carry firefighters on the apparatus. The National Fire Departments Association’s custom C8 model features exposed side-mounted ladders for quick access and deployment.

As a recognized leader in design, manufacturing, and assembly, Spartan engineers and manufactures a line of purpose-built and reliable emergency response apparatus, leading the way in industry safety.