CHARLOTTE, Mich., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Emergency Response, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company") today announced that the Detroit Fire Department will unveil five new fire apparatus on August 21, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. The new apparatus, built on Spartan Emergency Response Cab/Chassis, will be ready for immediate use by the Detroit Fire Department.
In 2014, the City of Detroit ordered 10 new fire apparatus, as part of its stepped up efforts to upgrade and improve the Detroit Fire Department's fire-fighting equipment and infrastructure. Five of those new fire engines are already in service. The remaining five were unveiled on August 21st.
"These new fire engines will better enable firefighters to protect the lives and property of the residents of Detroit," said Dan Slater, President, Spartan Emergency Response. "We are dedicated to providing the best fire apparatus in the industry, and we are honored that our product has been integrated into the Detroit Fire Department fleet."
Slater added, "We are also proud to be a small part of the resurgence of the City of Detroit, and to support the members of the Detroit Fire Department."
The Detroit Fire Department business illustrates the results of the Company's "Win Michigan" plan for its Emergency Response segment. This plan, initiated in early 2015, includes the goal to become the supplier of choice for cities and municipalities across Michigan when they make the important investment in new fire apparatus.
Media are invited to attend the event, photograph the trucks, and interview Spartan Motors executives.
About Spartan Motors Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, shuttle bus, government services, defense, and fleet vehicle markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories, and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company – are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,700 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Indiana. Spartan reported sales of $507 million in 2014 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.
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