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Getting Started When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Posted in Blog on February 4, 2021

By Rich Gasaway, Sales Representative The thought of buying a new truck for your community is a big responsibility and can trigger emotions ranging from ecstatic to terrified depending on how many trucks you have experience purchasing.  Unless you are a fleet manager buying new trucks every year, the process can be intimidating and overwhelming and […]

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Midwest Fire Announces New Hire Newt Johnson

Posted in Company News on October 12, 2020

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company, (Midwest Fire) announced today the hiring of new sales representative Newt Johnson. Johnson is a native of Rapid City, S.D., and is a 2019 graduate of South Dakota State University. He is engaged and soon to be married to his fiancé Claire who is from Rock Rapids, Iowa. Johnson […]

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Midwest Fire Named Winner in 50 Best Places to Work 2020

Posted in Company News on September 4, 2020

(LUVERNE, MN) September 1st, 2020 – For the fourth time in six years Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) was named one of fifty winners in Prairie Business Magazine’s (Prairie Business) “50 Best Places to Work 2020” contest. This is the second time the company has received the award in back-to-back years. “It’s […]

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Stock Unit Myths

Posted in Company News on July 22, 2020

Stock units- we sell a ton of them! Departments love these stock units! Sometimes departments have reservations that you get what you get and that’s probably the case with many dealers, however our direct sales approach allows us to offer customization. Dealers may not offer customization, but we do! At Midwest Fire, we want to […]

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Being Prepared for a Harsh Fire Season

Posted in Blog, Customer Spotlights on May 22, 2020

By Brett Jensen, Vice President/General Manager May is National Wildfire Awareness Month. Wildfires are neither planned nor wanted, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be prepared to handle them when they do happen. The Brush Truck is a first attack vehicle that is likely to be used in incidents with car accidents, grass fires, wildfires, […]

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International Women’s Day 2020

Posted in Blog on March 8, 2020

For nearly 100 years, women all around the world have participated annually to stand behind those that have sacrificed so that women can have the freedom and rights they do today. It’s no doubt we’ve come a long way- Midwest Fire is evidence of that.  Midwest Fire is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). Sarah […]

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Manufacturing Day 2019 Recap

Posted in Blog on November 11, 2019

Early in October, we enjoyed hosting more than 100 visitors from two schools and a veteran’s home near our office here in Luverne, MN. What was the occasion? Manufacturing Day—also known as MFG Day. MFG Day is a nationally recognized day started by the National Association of Manufacturers, with an intent of showcasing the diverse […]

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Named Winner in 50 Best Places to Work 2019 Contest

Posted in Company News on September 6, 2019

For the third time in five years Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) was named one of fifty winners in Prairie Business Magazine’s (Prairie Business) “50 Best Places to Work 2019” contest. Prairie Business boasts over 1,400 employee-written nominations for this year’s competition.  “It’s a huge honor to be featured among so many […]

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To lift, or not to lift?

Posted in Blog on June 21, 2019

By Joseph Juhl, Sales Representative To lift or not to lift? This is the question.  Nearly every department has done it – misjudged the terrain and buried a quick attack or brush truck in mud, snow or sand. Your truck has immediately converted from an asset to a liability, and depending on the situation, additional […]

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Fire Apparatus Magazine Feature

Posted in Company News on June 5, 2019

Parshall (ND) Rural Fire Protection District Adds Pumper-Tanker When the department decided to replace its oldest pumper, it chose to spec a pumper-tanker that could handle fire suppression as well as serve as a large source of water wherever needed. Kurt Clemensen, Parshall Rural Fire Protection District chief, says the fire district is located on the […]

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