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How to Tell Someone “I Think You’re Making a Mistake.”

Posted in Industry News on November 9, 2017

By: Dr. Richard B. Gasaway, Fire Chief (ret.)   It’s not something any of us want to hear. But it’s something that may need to be said to an incident commander at an emergency scene when things are not going well. But how do you tell someone with power and authority they may be making decisions that are […]

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The History of the Fire Truck

Posted in Industry News on October 17, 2017

A home is ablaze. The local fire department is notified. They pull up to the scene, literally pulling a water pump on wagon wheels. These pumps-on-wheels seem unlikely, but they were the precursor to the modern fire truck. Today’s fire trucks are better equipped to save lives than ever before. They’re lightweight, can speed to […]

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At Home Fire Prevention Activities for You and Your Kids

Posted in Industry News on September 19, 2017

Midwest Fire is at the top of the pack when it comes to fighting fires, but we would rather fires never happened in the first place. October 8th – 14th is Fire Prevention Week and we want to encourage each household to involve their kids. Do these quick activities with your kids at home to […]

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Midwest Fire Named a Finalist for Minnesota Business Manufacturing Awards for Best in Class Small Company Category

Posted in Company News, Industry News on October 4, 2016

(LUVERNE, MN) OCT. 4, 2016 – Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced today that the company was a finalist along with two other companies for the Best in Class Small Company Award at the Minnesota Business Manufacturing Awards. The award Recognizes a small company (1–50 employees) for overall excellence in the manufacturing […]

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Subletting Apparatus Bodywork

Posted in Industry News on November 17, 2014

Subletting Apparatus Bodywork Here is  a link to a  great article from Bill Adams from Fire Apparatus Magazine.  You can read his entire story by clicking on the article headline.    

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Midwest Fire Gains U.S. Forest Service Approval on Two Fire Apparatus

Posted in Company News, Industry News on July 15, 2014

LUVERNE, MN—Midwest Fire Equipment and Repair Company, (Midwest Fire) announced that the company has received notification from the United States Forest Service that two of its fire apparatus have qualified to be approved by their vendor qualifications.  Midwest Fire’s Superintendent and Water Tender equipment met all the requirements stipulated by the U.S. Forest Service. “Our products have […]

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Midwest Fire Hires New Vice President

Posted in Company News, Industry News on February 11, 2014

Midwest Fire announced today that the company has hired Darcie Johnson as the new Vice President of Accounting and Business Manager and promoted Kelsey Theesfeld to Assistant Office Manager. In her new role Johnson will be responsible for leading the company’s departments of accounting, human resources and IT processes. Johnson is a graduate of Colorado […]

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