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Ferrara Fire Apparatus launches two new products at FDIC

Published on 23 April 2009

A Ferrara Fire truck on display at FDIC: the company is launching two new products at the annual show
A Ferrara Fire truck on display at FDIC: the company is launching two new products at the annual show

New models demonstrate Ferrara's ability to respond to firefighter needs

Two exciting new products are being introduced at FDIC in Indianapolis by Ferrara Fire Apparatus, America's premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer.

"These two new additions to our product line demonstrate our ability to respond to the demands of the fire service," said company founder and CEO, Chris Ferrara.

He continued: "The Ember is a mid price range custom chassis, something the market has been demanding. It has the styling of our Inferno and Igniter, but comes at a price more comparable to our Intruder 2. We are extremely excited about the Ember and believe the timing of a reasonably priced, great looking chassis is perfect for 2009."

"Our other new truck is even more exciting, the MVP. The MVP is designed to meet the niche in the fire service that wants crosslays low to the chassis frame, oversized compartments, short wheelbase and pump and roll capability."

Ferrara chose the Hale QMAX pump for the new MVP. "Our research showed the fire departments who wanted this type of truck also wanted improved performance from their midship pump," Ferrara added. "We easily achieved a 2250 GPM rating with the MVP." Additionally, pump and roll is achieved with a Hale PTO pump, which will flow 200 GPM at 150 PSI at zero miles per hour or 80-90 GPM at 150 PSI at 2.5 miles per hour.

The MVP has huge compartments, over 420 cubic feet of storage with only a 183" wheelbase. The hose bed is generously sized and carries 1000' of 5" LDH and 400' of 3" double jacket, with room to spare.

Ferrara concluded: "Of course, because we build the MVP, you can customize it if you want. If you want a larger tank, more compartment space, or another cab configuration, talk to us. We'll design the truck around your needs."

In addition to the Ember and MVP, Ferrara Fire Apparatus manufactures a full line of fire and emergency vehicles. These include their premium Inferno XD and Igniter XD custom chassis, the Intruder 2 custom chassis, pumpers and tankers, rear and mid-mount aerial ladders and platforms, rescue and incident command vehicles, Inundator foam pumpers, airport vehicles and the Strong Arm fire rescue vehicle.

Ferrara is a leading innovator in the industry, offering such firefighter safety items such as On-Site Tilt Table Testing, Crash Tested Cabs and Bodies, Electronic Stability Control, Complete Airbag Protection, and SmartWheel steering systems. Ferrara also builds a line of specialty law enforcement vehicles including bomb squads, mobile crime scene labs, SWAT trucks, mobile drug interdiction labs and command vehicles.


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