In alignment with its position as a pioneer in enhanced safety technology engineering and manufacturing, Spartan Emergency Response ("Spartan" or "Spartan ER"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., served as a Chief Sponsor of the Detroit Public Safety Foundation's (DPSF) Sixth Annual Above and Beyond Awards Ceremony in Detroit. This is the 4th year Spartan Motors, Inc. has been a sponsor of the awards. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation hosts this signature event to recognize first responders and civilians for their selfless service to the citizens of Detroit. Supporting First Responders "We are honored to support the Detroit Public Safety Foundation's efforts to recognize those who have committed their careers to helping others and keeping their community safe," said Daryl Adams, Spartan Motors' President and Chief Executive Officer and a DPSF Board Member. "At Spartan, we feel it's important to back organizations who support our first responder communities." Spartan Motors' suppliers Accuride, DANA, and Marion Body also sponsored the eventHeld at the Detroit Marriott, in the Renaissance Center, the awards ceremony honored numerous Detroit Police, Fire, and EMS personnel with awards which included the Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, and Emergency Medical Merit Awards. Recognition And Award The Home Depot received this year's Public Safety Award, while Tonya Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Skillman Foundation, was recognized as City Change Maker – a recognition given to someone who embodies the ideals of Detroit and is committed to making the city a better place for all residents. Spartan Motors' suppliers Accuride, DANA, and Marion Body also sponsored the event. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to creating a better future by improving the health, safety, and welfare of citizens and visitors to Detroit through support of Detroit Police, Fire, and EMS through technology, training, equipment, community outreach, and wellness.
Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., has received an order for 13 of its industry-leading custom fire apparatus to be delivered to a metropolitan fire department in Texas. The order includes nine custom built engines, one high-pressure engine for downtown high-rise operations, two 105-foot aerials and one 100-foot rear mount platform. This order adds to Spartan's already established and growing footprint in the State of Texas, including Metropolitan and County Fire Departments. Helping first responders in protecting communities We are constantly working to satisfy evolving firehouse needs for vehicle safety, speed, agility, ergonomics, and serviceability""An order of this significance reflects our legacy and leadership in designing solutions that allow first responders to protect the communities they serve with great efficiency and in an optimally safe work environment," said Daryl Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer at Spartan Motors. "We are constantly working to satisfy evolving firehouse needs for vehicle safety, speed, agility, ergonomics, and serviceability. We are pleased to have been selected and we are confident Spartan Motors will help first responders in Texas in the line of duty." Spartan Motors was selected for this order in part because of its ability to produce highly-customized apparatus designed to meet the specific needs of Fire Departments in Texas. Many environmental and operational factors were considered to ensure optimal performance and firefighter safety in extreme conditions. Independent Front Suspension All units are custom built on a Spartan chassis featuring a high engine air intake, new air conditioning system, and the Spartan APSThe aerials will provide departments with industry-leading load ratings and water flow capabilities, as well as several additional features that make them highly efficient and reliable. Both pumpers and aerials include Spartan's Independent Front Suspension (IFS)—a feature that provides a higher level of control and maneuverability that is ideal for carrying the heaviest of loads while maneuvring safely through crowded intersections and tight corners. Additionally, the IFS design provides an unmatched ride quality that exceeds the expectations of local fire departments. All units are custom built on a Spartan chassis featuring a high engine air intake, new enhanced air conditioning system, and the Spartan Advanced Protection System (APS)—a smart occupant restraint and protection system designed specifically for emergency response vehicles. APS includes eight strategically placed airbags, and outboard sensors that feed into an intelligent restraint control module to provide enhanced protection for the driver and occupants. This most recent sale contributes to Spartan Emergency Response's growing momentum with third-quarter sales nearly 30 percent higher year-over-year.
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.
Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., will host equipment manufacturers, dealers, service centre representatives, emergency vehicle technicians, and first responder driver-operators from across the U.S., Canada, and Latin America next week for its Fire Truck Training Conference (FTTC); the industry's largest emergency vehicle training-centric symposium. The annual event, in its 24th year, will be held at The Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan, from September 30 to October 5. FTTC attendees are provided a full week of workshop sessions focused on new and emerging technologies impacting fire apparatus designs, new advancements in repair and maintenance, and educational courses that allow for onsite Emergency Vehicle Training (EVT) certification. Premier training and educational event Our five-day curriculum has evolved over the past 20 years to become what is now the premier training and educational event for the industry" "This conference reflects Spartan's heritage and commitment to the first responder community, and those who support them," said Daryl Adams, Spartan Motors President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our five-day curriculum has evolved over the past 20 years to become what is now the premier training and educational event for the industry. We're proud to build the safest heavy-duty, purpose-built fire apparatus on the road, but we're equally gratified to know we're doing our part to educate and share best practices enhancing the safety and wellbeing of our first responders." As part of its ongoing effort to promote careers in the skilled trades, Spartan has offered eight local high school students its Next Generation Scholarship. This allows students to attend the conference at no cost with the opportunity to fully participate in training courses and workshops that lead to EVT certification upon completion. Training tomorrow’s talent "Training today's technicians is vital, but it's important that we seed interest and develop talent for tomorrow as well," said Adams. "If our scholarship program leads to even just one new talented technician, it's worth the effort and the investment. These folks are the foundation of the firehouse." FTTC will also feature an extended manufacturer plant tour at Spartan's headquarters in Charlotte, Michigan In addition to over 40 classes offered on truck-specific diagnostics, service, and maintenance training, FTTC will also feature an extended manufacturer plant tour at Spartan's headquarters in Charlotte, Michigan. The event includes an awards banquet which honours top EVT talent and contributions to the industry. Sponsors for the event Diamond Sponsors of this year's event include: Allison Transmission, the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses; and Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. DANA, a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery, is this year's Gold Sponsor. Silver Sponsors include: Whelen, a designer and manufacturer of reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for automotive, aviation, and mass notification industries worldwide; and Cummins, a leading designer, manufacturer, servicer, and distributor of diesel and alternative fuel engines and generator sets, as well as related components and technology.