Multi year contract for new fire trucks signed between Buffalo city and Crimson Fire
Published on 19 May 2010
The city of Buffalo has signed a multi-year contract to purchase as four new fire trucks from Crimson Fire, Inc.
The Brandon, S.D based manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles said that it has already begun work to build two new custom pumpers and one aerial for Buffalo, which is the second largest city in New York state. One aerial demonstrator was purchased to fill an immediate need to provide necessary service to the community.
Crimson has also begun working designing a 93-foot mid-mount aerial for Buffalo. This is a new product model for Crimson Fire developed specifically to meet the needs of the Buffalo Fire Department, which serves the needs of nearly 300,000 residents. The contract could be extended for up to four additional one-year periods.
“Thanks to the effort of the leadership of the Buffalo Fire Department, working in concert with city's purchasing department, we'll add four new important fire trucks to the city's firefighting capabilities and we'll have the option to add additional vehicles under this contract with Crimson Fire," said Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown. "Since taking office, my administration has worked diligently to upgrade all facets of the Buffalo Fire Department's firefighting efforts through upgraded technology and state-of-the-art equipment. I'm pleased that our city personnel chose what they believe is excellent equipment for the department.”
Buffalo currently has19 fire houses throughout the city, running 19 pumpers, nine aerials and three specialized rescue vehicles. The new apparatus will expand Buffalo’s current fleet. Fire Equipment Sales and Service, Inc. in Westfield is handling the sale.
“We are very pleased to be working with the City of Buffalo to provide them rugged, customized trucks that will be dependable – no matter how harsh the weather gets,” said Jim Salmi, president of Crimson Fire Aerials. “As a custom manufacturer, we are able to design our products to solve department-specific issues. A good example of this is the 93-foot mid-mount aerial we engineered for Buffalo in order to meet some specific maneuverability issues without sacrificing performance."
The new apparatus for Buffalo include:
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