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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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Announcing the New All-Poly Series Pumper

Posted in Blog on February 21, 2018

Our customers will be pleased to know that Midwest Fire is now carrying an All-Poly Pumper to complement our existing line of All-Poly Tankers, Tanker Pumpers, Quick Attacks, and Brush Trucks.   The polypropylene construction makes these vehicles rust-proof, corrosion-proof, and lightweight while being strong and rigid.And now the durable construction that so many rely upon […]

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The Direct Sales Difference from Midwest Fire

Posted in Blog on February 13, 2018

Picture this: you set out to buy a new car, but instead of going the traditional route of working with dealers and salesmen, you decide to elevate your experience: You want to go custom. After researching and asking around, you find a manufacturer who not only lets you customize your new ride but also keeps […]

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On Point Customer Service at Midwest Fire

Posted in Blog on January 15, 2018

This month we are posting a guest blog by Kraig Scholten, VP Project Manager at Midwest Fire:   When your department is looking to buy a new fire apparatus, we know that clear communication throughout the process is vital. Too many contacts for one piece of equipment can cause confusion, delays, and frustration on all […]

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