Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group® and leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is excited to announce that ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Joliet Refinery has chosen Ferrara as the manufacturer for their latest fire equipment purchase.
ExxonMobil Refining and Supply Joliet Refinery, located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, will add a Ferrara Inferno® Industrial Super Pumper® to its fleet of fire and rescue equipment.
Chief Michael Smith, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery, explains that Ferrara stepped up to meet the safety needs of the refinery. “We needed a high-flow apparatus to meet growing infrastructure flow challenges at our location,” explains Chief Smith. “Increased maneuverability was also essential, and we had an extreme delivery time restraint. Ferrara was able to meet all of our needs and more with the Inferno unit.”
The design team at Ferrara collaborated with the Joliet Refinery to determine the best apparatus and options for the refinery’s unique needs. The final choice is a heavy-duty, two-door Inferno Series cab and chassis with a MAXX-Strength 3/16” marine grade extruded aluminum body construction. The unit is equipped with the Wireless Remote Controlled Task Force Tips Tsunami deck gun, which eliminates the need for five or six firefighters to set up large flow transportable monitors. This saves both resources and time. As Chief Smith explains, “Less setup time always makes for a safer scene.”
The apparatus also features the new FoamPro® AccuMax® Fusion multi-point direct injection foam system capable of 300 GPM of concentrated flow and dual 3” foam intake connections. This adds significant versatility to the refinery’s fleet that mostly uses balanced pressure foam systems.
“The addition of the Super Pumper will allow our refinery to respond to plant emergencies quickly and with fewer personnel,” Chief Smith says. “It is a testament to those dedicated to safety and the emergency preparedness of the Joliet Refinery.”
About Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc.
Ferrara, part of REV Group (NYSE: REVG), builds custom, heavy-duty fire apparatus for municipal and industrial fire departments. Located in Holden, Louisiana, Ferrara is focused on protecting firefighting personnel with a custom chassis line and extruded aluminum body that exceeds NFPA and industry safety requirements. For over 30 years, Ferrara has led performance standards by delivering custom engineered fire trucks that provide maximum response capabilities.
About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group® is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. It serves a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. REV Group provides customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). The company’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG.