Indianapolis, IN –March 24, 2011 – Crimson
Fire, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom and purpose-built fire apparatus, is
introducing a high performance, durable and affordably priced product line
known as the Classic Series at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference
(FDIC), which opened today in Indianapolis, IN. The Classic Series is a
strategic addition to the Crimson Fire portfolio as it enables the company to
accommodate all customer needs. The Star Series is a highly-engineered line of
custom fire apparatus that can be configured to meet any customer requirement,
the Legend Series is a modular line of fire apparatus that offers high quality,
flexibility and fast configuration and delivery.
The Classic Series is
comprised of eight different products, two of which are featured at the Crimson
Fire display in the Indiana Convention Center (exhibit #2207), the Classic
Series FireRanger MP and the Classic Series Tanker.
The Classic Series FireRanger
Mini Pumper incorporates an extruded aluminum body with spacious compartments
and roll-up doors. It is equipped with a Hale DSD pump that is rated to 1,250
gallons per minute (GPM) and a one-touch operation 150CFM Compressed Air Foam
System (CAFS). The FireRanger is built upon a super-duty Ford F-550 with the
all-new 6.7L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine rated to 300 HP and an automatic
The Classic Series Tanker offers
an innovative pump-under-tank module configuration with a Hale AP50 500 GPM
Power Take Off-driven pump, a 2000 gallon water tank and a Newton 10” manual
swivel dump. It rides on a medium-duty Kenworth T370 4x2 chassis with the
PACCAR PX-8 engine rated to 360 HP and an EVS 3000 Allison automatic
Classic Series offers exceptional performance, durability, quality and value”,
commented Dave Reid, Senior Vice President, Emergency Response Vehicles for
Spartan Motors. “The Classic Series Tanker and Classic Series FireRanger Mini
Pumper demonstrate Crimson’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions that
meet our customers’ needs at many levels, as well as allowing for ease of
operation and simplified maintenance”, added Reid.
Crimson Fire is also exhibiting
a pumper from its modular product line, known as the Legend Series. Through a
design for manufacturing approach of engineered bodies, options, and speed, the
Legend Series provides customers with low cost and quick delivery pumpers, aerials,
and tankers available on custom or commercial chassis.
The pumper on display at FDIC
is built on a Spartan Metro Star medium four door cab and chassis with a 10”
raised roof, featuring an aluminum body, polypropylene 1,000 gallon tank and a 1,500
GPM mid-ship pump with side mount pump controls.
The highly-engineered and
configurable Star Series product line combines an incredibly durable framework
with more usable compartment space, custom designed tank, lower center of
gravity, an ergonomically optimized control panel, and increased
serviceability. The Star Series on display at FDIC include two Transformer
Pumpers, all available for purchase, on both custom and commercial chassis and
a rear mount platform that features a high flow capacity water system. The
Transformer body configuration minimizes the space consumed by the fire pump to
provide excellent compartment space to meet the changing needs in the fire
service. Also on display is a Star Series heavy duty stainless steel walk-in
rescue that features a 20” raised roof built on a Gladiator Chassis with a 550
HP Cummins ISX engine.
Crimson Fire, a Spartan
Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) company, will be displaying at FDIC through
Saturday, March 26.
About Crimson Fire
Crimson Fire is a leading
manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles. A subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPAR), Crimson Fire is committed to quality, value and innovation. Drawing on more than 130 years of
excellence in fire truck manufacturing, Crimson Fire manufactures a full line
of pumpers, rescues, aerials, quick-attack vehicles and other emergency-rescue
vehicles from its facilities in Pennsylvania and South Dakota. For more information, visit www.crimson-fire.com.
About Spartan Motors, Inc.
Spartan Motors, Inc. designs,
engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies
and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV) emergency-response,
defense, government services, delivery and service markets. The Company's brand
names – Spartan™, Crimson Fire™, Crimson Fire Aerials™ and Utilimaster®– are known for quality, value, service and first-to-market
innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,500 at facilities in Michigan,
Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana and Texas. Spartan reported sales of $481
million in 2010 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design,
engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. For more
information, visit www.spartanmotors.com.
Director of Corporate
Spartan Motors, Inc.