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How to Prepare your All-Poly® for a Harsh Winter

Posted in Blog on December 13, 2018

Winter is upon us and we know it can prove to be the toughest season for firefighters, especially those in rural areas. We want to answer the question today: “How should I prepare my Midwest Fire apparatus for the harsh winter weather?” Most of our apparatus are constructed with All-Poly® material, which is both lighter and […]

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Lean Enterprise & a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Posted in Blog on November 21, 2018

Over the past five years, the Midwest Fire team has worked hard to implement lean manufacturing processes and a culture of continuous improvement throughout our organization. In the manufacturing world, lean is a philosophical & methodical approach that strives to provide ever-increasing value to the customer through total employee involvement in the reduction of non-value-added […]

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National Fire Prevention Week: Situational Awareness Q&A with Rich Gasaway

Posted in Blog on October 11, 2018

National Fire Prevention Week is October 7th-13th this year, and there is no better person to help us all brush up on fire safety and prevention than Dr. Rich Gasaway. Having served over 30 years in fire service and EMS as a firefighter, EMT-paramedic, lieutenant, captain, assistant chief, and fire chief, Dr. Gasaway is now considered […]

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Use it or Lose it: Don’s Best Tips for Fire Truck Maintenance

Posted in Blog on October 3, 2018

With over 20 years of experience as a service technician at Midwest Fire, I’ve seen my fair share of both routine and unexpected issues arise with fire apparatus. After a busy summer of brush fires, grill fires, and everything else that can come with the scorching heat, it may be time to give your rig […]

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Your Complete Fire Equipment Checklist

Posted in Blog on September 19, 2018

Midwest Fire is here to build a custom apparatus for your department. Once your custom apparatus is built, you’ll need to stock it with the proper equipment!     Having a fully equipped truck is important for any fire department – almost as important as the truck you put it all on! To properly stock […]

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Quality Assurance with Lynette Kemerling

Posted in Blog on September 11, 2018

Quality Assurance: it should be a guaranteed priority with all products and services, but from cold fries to faulty appliances, we’ve all had some degree of negative experience when a ball was dropped on the company’s part. At Midwest Fire, we strive for the highest standard in workmanship for our customers. One mark of that […]

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How Often Should You Test Your Fire Pump?

Posted in Blog on August 31, 2018

Steve Morelan say it well on Waterousco.com’s blog: “The fire pump is sometimes referred to as the ‘heart’ of the fire truck. For without a pump, a fire truck is just a transport vehicle that can bring firefighters and equipment to the scene, but is incapable of extinguishing any fire. In order to get the […]

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Why a Brush Truck is a Must-Have Apparatus for Fire Departments

Posted in Blog on May 18, 2018

Do you have the proper equipment to keep your community safe? How about in rural, off-road areas that large trucks can’t reach? That sounds like a job for a brush truck. Brush trucks are essential for fire departments serving rural communities. They ensure that any fire can be met with a crew ready to put […]

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Service Starts at the Top

Posted in Blog on April 19, 2018

Written by Midwest Fire CEO & President, Sarah Atchison Since acquiring & becoming President and CEO of Midwest Fire in 2014, it has been my number one priority to ensure we deliver second-to-none service to every single customer. I’m sure most business leaders would agree with that statement—who doesn’t want to satisfy their customers? However, […]

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Service After the Sale

Posted in Blog on March 16, 2018

By Brett Jensen One of the most important decision-making factors when making a critical purchasing decision for a new fire apparatus is the quality and guarantee of service after the sale has been made. It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we receive: “What type of support do you offer if we have issues […]

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