The Shreveport (LA) Fire Department Orders Three Ferrara Cinder® Rescue Pumpers

Holden (LA) – Ferrara Fire Apparatus Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group® and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce that the Shreveport (LA) Fire Department has selected Ferrara to provide the city with three (3) Cinder™ Rescue Pumpers.

Key features of the Cinder™ Custom Rescue Pumpers include the following:

  • 96” wide extruded aluminum cab with reinforced roll cage construction.
  • 4,100 square inch windshield with 43.1° viewing area for maximum visibility.
  • Cummins L9 450-hp engine with 3000 EVS™ transmission.
  • Hendrickson STEERTEK™ front suspension.
  • Heavy duty 3/16” extruded aluminum body.
  • Customized crosslay/speedlay configuration with EMS compartments.
  • Darley® PSP 1,500-gpm PTO pump.
  • 500 gallon water tank.

Safety features for these pumpers include the new Active Air Purification Systems, wash-out floors, washable seat covers, and external storage for SCBA tanks.

Shreveport’s apparatus committee considered the following factors in its quest to replace three older pumpers: safety for its crew, standardization of its fleet, great compartmentation, delivery time and cost. Ferrara was ultimately selected.

“We were looking for a company that could provide fire apparatus to meet our needs, the citizens’ needs and allow us to be good stewards of our taxpayer dollars,” said Charles “Skip” Pinkston, Chief of Special Operations and Safety for Shreveport. “We wanted a vehicle that would give us the longevity that we look for in a fire apparatus. We found this with Ferrara and are looking forward to getting the three pumpers built and put into service in our community.” 

Shreveport is a longstanding customer, having purchased more than twenty (20) Ferrara fire apparatus since its first – a rescue vehicle – in 1999.

“Ferrara and the Shreveport Fire Department have partnered on fire apparatus for many years,” said Bert McCutcheon, Vice President and General Manger for Ferrara. “These pumpers will be customized to meet the specific needs of their department and community.  We appreciate the continued trust and confidence Shreveport has put in Ferrara with this latest purchase.”



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 lead 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. 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 for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). 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

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