News & Events Archive

Spartan Motors Names Dennis Schneider President of Company's ER Business
April 10, 2012

Dennis Schneider, a longtime manufacturing, operations and logistics executive with experience in the U.S. and abroad, has been named president of Spartan Motors’ Emergency Response business.

Crimson Fire Strengthens Distribution Network in Southeast U.S.
September 14, 2011

Crimson Fire today announced that Environmental Products has joined its distribution network as a dealer. The company will provide sales, service and parts for Crimson Fire Star, Legend and Classic Series fire apparatus in Georgia and Florida.

 

Crimson Fire Displays Full Product Portfolio at FDIC
March 30, 2011

Crimson Fire displayed a full product portfolio at the 2011 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

 

 

2011 Sales & Training Conference
March 27, 2011

Crimson Fire recently held its annual Sales & Training Conference at the Convention Center and Sheraton Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD. Taking place on March 14-15, 2011, the conference comprised of two days of presentations and discussions on new and existing product lines and what lies ahead for the future.

Crimson Fire Expands Product Portfolio with the Introduction of the New Classic Series™
March 24, 2011

Crimson Fire introduces the Classic Series at the Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC).

Crimson Fire to Supply Fire Apparatus to Bomberos de Chile
March 11, 2011

Crimson Fire, Inc., a Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) company, has been awarded a multiple-year, international contract to build and deliver custom, high-performance fire apparatus for use by multiple fire departments throughout the country of Chile. The order marks the Brandon, S.D.-based manufacturer’s entry into the South American Emergency Response market.

Crimson Fire Aerial Facility Relocates to Meet Growing Demand
September 15, 2010

New facility to provide approximately 62,000 sq ft of manufacturing, refurbishment, service, and office space for the growing demand of the aerial division.

 

Crimson Fire Displays Custom Units at FRI
August 31, 2010

Crimson Fire Displays 5 Custom Units at FRI2010 08 31Crimson Fire, Inc. displayed 5 custom designed and built apparatus at the 2010 International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Rescue International Exhibit Hall in Chicago, IL, August 27 28, 2010.

Jim Salmi Receives 2010 Technical Committee Chariman's Award
June 28, 2010

Jim Salmi, President Crimson Fire Aerials, was awarded FAMA's Technical Committee Chairman's Award during the Technical Committee Meeting on April 23, 2010 in Indianapolis during the FDIC show.

Transformer®: A New Pumper That Meets Department Needs for Firefighting and Emergency Response
April 22, 2010

Crimson Fire, Inc. is introducing a new pumper designed to meet fire departments’ dual needs to respond to emergencies and fight fires at the fire-rescue industry’s biggest trade show, which begins today.

Crimson Fire Displays New Vehicles, Innovations at Emergency-Rescue Industry’s Largest Trade Show
April 22, 2010

Crimson Fire, Inc. will display new vehicles and product innovations at the fire-rescue industry’s biggest trade show, which begins today.

Crimson Fire Introduces Redesigned First Response All Calls™ Vehicle
April 22, 2010

Crimson Fire, Inc. will unveil today a production-ready version of its new First Response All Calls™ vehicle, a unique, multi-purpose vehicle that gives departments broad fire-fighting, emergency-response and command capabilities.

Chicago, IL puts 9 more Crimson Fire Pumpers into Service
March 31, 2010

Chicago, IL puts 9 more Crimson Fire Pumpers into Service2010 03 31Brandon, S.D., March 31, 2010 – Crimson Fire, Inc. has begun delivering pumpers to the city of Chicago as part of a three year contract. The Brandon, S.D. based

Chicago, IL Signs Aerial Contract with Crimson Fire
March 31, 2010

Chicago, IL Sign Aerial Contract with Crimson FireThree Year Contract for Aerials2010 03 31Brandon, S.D., March 31, 2010 – Crimson Fire, Inc. has signed a three year contract with the city of Chicago to build more than 30 custom aerial

Crimson Fire Expands Dealer Relationship with EMC
December 11, 2009

Based on its success in Arizona, EMC will now sell and service Crimson’s full line of custom fire trucks, aerials and rescue vehicles in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Four Innovative Vehicles displayed at the Fire Rescue International
August 28, 2009

The Brandon, S.D.-based manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles will showcase four apparatus and offer departments a special, limited time promotion in Booth 1225 at the show, which is sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Read More >

Crimson Fire Completes Montgomery County Order
July 23, 2009

Crimson Fire would like to thank Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service for their partnership and recently completed 39 unit order that will allow the organization to replace a significant portion of the fleet that serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Read More >

Crimson Fire Welcomes EMC as New Dealer
July 08, 2009

Crimson Fire, Inc. has welcomed EMC as a new dealer in its growing Southwestern region. EMC has nearly two decades of experience in the fire services and emergency-rescue market, as well as expertise working with hospitals, railroad companies, federal agencies and others to provide industry-focused equipment. Read More >

Hi-Tech E.V.S., Inc. Joins Crimson Fire as a New Dealer
July 08, 2009

Hi-Tech E.V.S., Inc. has joined Crimson Fire as a new dealer. The company was founded in 1987 and has grown to be a respected regional manufacturer and service center for custom emergency-rescue vehicles. “Hi-Tech enjoys an excellent reputation for both sales and service.  We are very pleased that they have joined the Crimson team.”  Read More >

Ohio CAT Adds Fire Apparatus, Joins Crimson Fire as New Dealer
July 08, 2009

Ohio CAT, one of the largest distributor of construction equipment, power systems and agricultural equipment in the state of Ohio, has added fire apparatus to its heavy equipment lineup by joining Crimson Fire, Inc. as a new dealer. Read More >

The Fabricator: Putting fires out, the lean way
May 28, 2009

Crimson Fire, a lean fire truck OEM, enjoys record orders, but prepares for challenges ahead. The fabrication technical lead at Crimson Fire has spent more time interviewing people during the past few months than he has since he arrived on the job six years ago. The shop enjoyed a dramatic uptick in orders in December, a time when most shops' work was slowing significantly. Read More >

Crimson Fire Consolidates Body Styles into New Star Series
April 23, 2009

Crimson Fire is unveiling a new body style for its custom fire trucks and aerials today at the fire rescue industry’s biggest trade show. The product line utilizes a single method of body construction, which enables Crimson to streamline the production process and provide premier product features at a competitive price.  Read More >

Crimson Fire Introduces Legend™ Series
April 23, 2009

Crimson Fire is introducing the Legend™ Series, a new line of fire trucks, at the fire-rescue industry’s biggest trade show, which begins today. The product line features a new body style and a modular design, allowing fire departments to choose from nine configurations to create a custom solution that meets their needs.  Read More >

2010 Sales & Training Conference
March 18, 2009

The 2010 Sales & Training Conference wrapped up yesterday with our awards banquet to thank each dealership for a great 2009!  Read More >

 

Crimson Fire Welcomes Arrowhead Equipment as New Dealer
February 16, 2009

Crimson Fire Welcomes Arrowhead Equipment as New Dealer. Arrowhead sells and services heavy-duty trucks, municipal snow and ice control vehicles, cranes, dump trucks, street sweepers and related vehicles.  The company, which employs 45 workers at two locations, maintains a complete heavy-duty body shop, truck repair and parts facility, with 24-hour roadside assistance. Read More >

Crimson Fire Add Campbell Supply Co., LLC to its Dealer Network
February 09, 2009

Crimson Fire Adds Campbell Supply Co., LLC to its Dealer Network. ampbell Supply, which was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Edison, N.J., is a second-generation family-owned dealership that sells, services and provides parts for fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency-rescue vehicles.  Read More >

Crimson Fire Expands its National Sales Team, Welcomes Anthony M. Mastrobattista
November 13, 2008

Buoyed by increasing demand for its line of custom aerials, Crimson Fire, Inc. announced an expansion of its national sales team with the addition of Anthony M. Mastrobattista as its new aerial national sales manager-northern region.  Read More >

Jason S. Gerhardt Joins Crimson Fire
September 17, 2008

Crimson Fire, Inc. today welcomed Jason S. Gerhardt as its new Midwest regional sales manager. Gerhardt brings experience in the overall emergency-rescue sales process to his new role with the Brandon, S.D.-based manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles.  Read More >

Aerial Specialist Training
August 28, 2008

Crimson Fire holds "Aerial Specialist" training in Lancaster, PA. Read More >




Crimson Fire Introduces First Response All Calls™ Vehicle
August 15, 2008

Crimson Fire Introduces First Response All Calls™ Vehicle.  The affordable concept vehicle offers Fire Fighting, Emergency Rescue and Command Capabilities.  Read More >

Crimson Fire Secures Large Order for High-Performance Pumpers
July 24, 2008

Crimson Fire Secures Large Order for High Performance Pumpers for Montgomery County, Maryland. The pumps on each vehicle are computer-controlled and automated, making them easy to operate and ensuring consistent foam delivery. They are equipped with a Hale CAFSPro™ compressed air foam system, a leading-edge technology that delivers superior firefighting power.  Read More >

Crimson Fire Adds Fire Equipment Sales & Service as New Dealer
May 16, 2008

Crimson Fire Adds Fire Equipment Sales & Service as New Dealer. Building on the farm implement and heavy-equipment sales and service expertise of founders Ernest and Robert Rammelt, Fire Equipment Sales and Service is a full-service dealer who offers sales, service and loose equipment, particularly valves, nozzles, hoses, lights, sirens and fire-service gear.  Read More >

Crimson Fire Adds FESCO Emergency Sales to Growing Dealer Network
April 01, 2008

Crimson Fire Adds FESCO Emergency Sales to Growing Dealer Network. The full-service dealership, which is based in Elkridge, Md., handles sales, service and parts for a broad range of fire trucks and other emergency-rescue vehicles. It features an in-house graphics department, mobile service units and loaner vehicles.  Read More >

2008 Sales & Training Conference
March 11, 2008

The 2008 Sales & Training Conference wrapped up yesterday with our awards banquet to thank each dealership for a great 2007!  Read More >

 

Hilton Head, SC Major Order
February 21, 2008

Crimson Fire secures major order from Hilton Head, South Carolina.  Crimson won a competitive bid process against nine other manufacturers for the order, which was sold by Southeastern Apparatus Sales in Talladega, Ala. The Department will replace the entire fleet with Crimson Pumpers.  Read More >

Boomer Wins Award from Fire Apparatus
January 17, 2008

The Boomer, a first-of-its-kind crossover product introduced last year at FDIC, was recognized by the trade publication in its annual award edition in January. Crimson was one of only four companies to be honored for its “unique contribution to product development or special service.”  Read More > 

Boomer Wins Award from Fire Apparatus
January 17, 2008

The Boomer, a first-of-its-kind crossover product introduced last year at FDIC, was recognized by the trade publication in its annual award edition in January. Crimson was one of only four companies to be honored for its “unique contribution to product development or special service.”  Read More > 

Crimson Promotes New President
January 11, 2008

Kevin Crump has been promoted to president of Crimson Fire, Inc. The veteran manufacturing expert joined the Brandon, S.D.-based manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles in July as executive vice president and general manager. During this period, he has worked with the manufacturing team to improve efficiency, reduce delivery times and streamline operations.  Read More > 

Crimson Fire Expands into Canadian Market
October 19, 2007

The Brandon, S.D.-based manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles recently added its first two Canadian dealers to its growing – and now international – network of dealers. Cascadia International and two sister companies will now sell and service the complete line of Crimson vehicles in British Columbia and Alberta. Dependable Emergency Vehicles, which has been building on Spartan Chassis for more than 30 years, will represent Crimson in all other Canadian provinces. Read More >  

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