WAKE FOREST FIRE DEPARTMENT PURCHASES NEW LADDER TOWER™ 105’ TRACTOR DRAWN AERIAL (TDA)
BRANDON, SD – September 1, 2021 – Spartan Emergency Response®, a subsidiary of REV Group®, and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus is pleased to announce the Wake Forest (NC) Fire Department has taken delivery of a new Ladder Tower 105’ Tractor Drawn Aerial (TDA). The truck was sold by Spartan’s authorized dealer, Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks.
This is Wake Forest’s first TDA, which will accommodate the area’s continuous growth and be able to maneuver in tight and narrow streets. The Ladder Tower 105’ TDA is built on a Spartan Gladiator® chassis with the Spartan Advanced Protection System® (APS). The compact design of the ladder optimizes tiller driver visibility, making it more efficient and safer in tight quarters.
Other key features of the Ladder Tower 105’ TDA include:
- Short wheelbase trailer for tight urban streets
- A 500 lb. dry/ 250 lb. wet ladder tip load
- 2 H-style outriggers with narrow 14’ spread
- 300 feet of ground ladder storage
- Waterous 1500 gpm pump
- Generous compartment space
After months of research, the department’s service committee recommended the TDA as the best fit for the city due to the aerial’s jackknife capability, service capabilities and its great maneuverability among confined streets. The apparatus committee selected Spartan Emergency Response and worked with Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks to customize the aerial to its specific needs.
“With safety being the No. 1 one objective and operational use being second, the committee chose to go with Spartan Emergency Response,” said Daryl Cash, Battalion Chief of Service for Wake Forest Fire Department. “This committee had true dedication and pride in making this truck a part of the history of Wake Forest Fire Department. A special thanks to the Town of Wake Forest in having the trust in our members to provide us with support and financial backing to protect its citizens.”
“The fire department put us and our competitors through a very focused evaluation process in their search to fulfill the unique needs in the Town of Wake Forest,” said Chris Wade, Director of Sales, Spartan Emergency Response. “We are honored they chose us and our Ladder Tower TDA. Along with our dealer partner, Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks, we look forward to many successful years of supporting this aerial in its service to the 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, a North American leader in the emergency response market, 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.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group® companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. Our companies 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’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.