Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. partnered with several of its dealers to demonstrate its globally renowned first responder safety technologies during the recent Firehouse Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.
Spartan Advanced Protection System
The event featured the Spartan Advanced Protection System which was displayed on two vehicles—the Metro Star 75' Rear Mount Smeal Ladder Demonstration Unit and the Metro Star MFD 10" Raised Roof Pumper. Spartan was represented by four of its regional dealers at the expo: Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks; Hendrickson Fire Rescue Equipment, Inc.; Hoosier Fire Equipment; and Johnson's EVS.
Fairview Fire Department, from Fairview, TN showcased their Spartan pumper alongside a Smeal 75' Rear Mount Ladder Demo in this year's booth. Spartan's Advanced Protection System was included in this display as well, and its industry-leading safety features were demonstrated; including driver-knee airbags, outboard sensors, side impact protection, full-side curtain airbags, Spartan 360 camera, and smart restraints to keep first responders optimally safe to and from the call.
First Responder Safety
"Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our first responders," said Daryl Adams, Spartan Motors' President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe in networking, sharing best practices in safety innovations, and facilitating technician training to ensure vehicles are properly serviced and ready for duty. Our goal is to put first responders in the best possible position to do their job safely."
The annual Firehouse Expo conference provides a leading educational program offering training and solutions for those throughout the emergency response industry.