by | Mar 5, 2020

Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, has been awarded a five-year contract with the Detroit Fire Department to supply the city with 35 vehicles. Spartan Emergency Response includes Smeal and Ladder Tower brands.

The initial order includes six Spartan Star Series pumpers, five Smeal 100’ Rear Mount Aerials, and one Smeal 100’ Mid Mount Platform.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the Detroit Fire Department as they work to upgrade their equipment, and we look forward to serving the city of Detroit for years to come,” said Stephen Carleton, Director of Sales, Spartan Emergency Response.

All the new apparatus will be equipped with the exclusive Spartan Advanced Protection System® (APS), a comprehensive safety enhancement package which includes side-impact protection.

These are the first Spartan custom pumpers for the city built on a Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with the Cummins X12 400 HP engine. Spartan’s exclusive body structure and mounting system offer a durable framework, more compartment space, lower center of gravity, and excellent handling and drivability. Additional features include:

  • Spartan Metro Star LFD chassis with a 10” Raised Roof
  • Darley PSM Single Stage Pump rated at 1,500 GPM
  • 500 US Gallon Water Tank

With over 60 years’ experience, Spartan Emergency Response has built more than 6,000 aerials and continues to serve and deliver high caliber products to some of the busiest metropolitan areas in the country. Smeal’s 100’ Rear Mount Aerials and 100’ Mid Mount Platforms will provide unrestricted performance and uncompromised safety in the demanding Detroit environment.

100’ Rear Mount Aerial Features

  • Spartan Gladiator LFD Chassis with drop cab
  • 10” Raised Roof with 16” Trench
  • Cummins X12 500 HP Engine
  • Darley 1-1/2 AG Pump Rated at 80 GPM
  • 300 US Gallon Water Tank
  • 500 lb. Tip Load While Flowing 1,250 GPM Unrestricted

100’ Mid Mount Platform Features

  • Spartan Gladiator MFD Chassis with 10” Raised Roof
  • Cummins X15 565 HP Engine
  • Darley LDM Pump Rated at 1,500 GPM
  • 300 US Gallon Tank
  • 1,000 lb. Dry / 500 lb. Wet Tip Load While Flowing 1,500 GPM Unrestricted

“We currently have 26 Smeal vehicles in service and are looking forward to adding to our fleet to protect and serve Detroit’s citizens and visitors,” said Dave Fornell, Deputy Fire Commissioner, City of Detroit.

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About Spartan Emergency Response
Spartan Emergency Response, a North American leader in the emergency response market and part of the REV Group, includes brands Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Spartan Chassis Fire, Smeal and Ladder Tower. Spartan Emergency Response vehicles are well known for safety, quality, durability, aftermarket product support, and first-to-market innovation. The company operates facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group (REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. We serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. We provide customized vehicle solutions for applications including essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles and ‘RVs’). Our diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of our brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG