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Posted: Jun 16, 2021

Rosenbauer America Welcomes New Vice President of Customer Service & Aftersales

Laurie Rengel joins leading manufacturer of firefighting technology and resources

Wyoming, Minn., June 15, 2021 – Rosenbauer America is pleased to announce that Laurie Rengel will be joining their team as the new Vice President of Customer Service & Aftersales.

Rengel joins Rosenbauer America with extensive global customer service leadership experience from Polaris Industries, Thermo King and other industry-leading organizations. Rengel specializes in leading teams to create a best-in-class, comprehensive customer experience that includes all facets of engagement.

“We are excited to have Laurie join our team of dedicated employees,” said John Slawson, CEO of Rosenbauer America. “Laurie’s experience spans cross-functional leadership with engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, dealers and customers directly.”

Rengel’s expertise and approach includes all-encompassing solutions that leverage teamwork and creativity. She has demonstrated capabilities to build winning teams that exceed customer expectations, including response time, parts, training, documentation, diagnostics, repair and a 360-view of Rosenbauer’s core customer – first responders.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the world’s leading manufacturer of firefighting technology and resources,” said Rengel. “I’m looking forward to working with the valued customers, dealers and talented employees at Rosenbauer America.”

Joining Rosenbauer allows Laurie to bring together her professional and personal core beliefs. Laurie is a longtime supporter of Firefighters for Healing, as well as a number of other fire industry nonprofit organizations.

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About Rosenbauer America
Rosenbauer America is a leading manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. The company offers a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini and rescue pumpers, tankers, aerial ladders and platforms featuring Smart Aerial Technology.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021

Orland (ME) Funding for Fire Station Approved

Orland is planning to replace its 50-year-old fire station, reports The Ellsworth American.

The $50,000 approved by voters will go toward design and engineering costs as the town continues to explore options.

The 50-year-old fire station was built in 1974 and expanded in 1992. Currently, the building leaks and sits in a low spot, lacks adequate insulation and storage space, does not meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and cannot easily accommodate modern firefighting vehicles.

A nine-member committee has explored various options, including renovating the existing building or eliminating the fire department and contracting out fire protection service from neighboring towns.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021

E-ONE® Dealer 1200 Degrees Announces Major Expansion of Its Techno Feu Branch in Quebec

OCALA, FL JUNE 15, 2021 -E-ONE®, a subsidiary of REV Group® and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce the major expansion of its dealer 1200 Degrees’ Techno Feu, an E-ONE dealer for more than 30 years.

The $1.5 million investment at the branch in St- François-du-Lac, Quebec includes the addition of more than 12,500 square feet, increasing the facility’s footprint to almost 30,000 square feet. As a result, there are now 18 service bays and the size of its after-market parts department tripled, expanding the branch’s capacity for the selling, servicing, and maintenance of fire trucks in Eastern Canada.

“This major project at Techno Feu reflects our recent growth and prepares us for strategic affiliations coming in the next few years,” said François Proulx, President of 1200 Degrees. “With our expertise, our zeal and our credibility that dominates the market, we were able to build a complete service offering, especially accessible to municipalities across Eastern Canada. We intend to remain one of the most important Canadian suppliers in the field and this expansion allows us to achieve that.”

“E-ONE is excited to be a part of this major expansion with our dealer 1200 Degrees Techno Feu, who have been instrumental to our success in the Canadian market,” said Larry Daniels, E-ONE Director of Sales. “Despite the impact of the pandemic during the past year, 1200 Degrees Techno Feu has continued to move forward and invest in their future and the future of E-ONE.  We are proud to support them and to continue to grow our Canadian market presence well into the future.”

With service centers in Trois-Rivières, St-François-du-Lac and Ayr (Ontario), 1200 Degrees offers the largest specialized grouping in sales and rental of fire trucks and fire equipment in Eastern Canada. Major customers include the cities of Montreal and Toronto and the Canadian National Defence.


About E-ONE
E-ONE is a leading fire apparatus manufacturer, making emergency vehicles, rescue trucks, aerial fire trucks, rescue pumpers and custom fire apparatus, and has produced more than 28,000 vehicles delivered around the world. Headquartered in Ocala, Florida, E-ONE is an industry leader in product innovations, new technologies and exceeding customer expectations. E-ONE is owned by the REV Group (NYSE: REVG).

About REV Group, Inc.
REV Group® (REVG) 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.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021

City OK’s $500k for Cameras in Memphis (TN) Fire Department Stations

City Council approved $500,000 to provide security cameras at fire houses in each district of the Memphis (TN) Fire Department, reports

The news comes after multiple vehicle break-ins while firefighters were on duty.

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Posted: Jun 16, 2021

Lexington (TN) Fire Department: Out with the Old (Ladder 1), In with the New (Ladder 1)

Members of the Lexington (TN) Fire Department and city officials met on Flag Day at Station 3 to retire Ladder 1 and anoint its successor.

Old Ladder 1 served for about 25 years, and, to commemorate, the department parked next to it its 1933 fire truck.

New Ladder 1, a 2021 E-One 75-foot quint, will be housed at Station 3.


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