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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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Improving Midwest Fire’s Bid Process with HGACBuy

Posted in Blog on December 15, 2017

In a special guest blog, Jeff Bowen – Account Representative & HGAC Coordinator at Midwest Fire – describes the relationship between Midwest Fire and HGACBuy: When it’s time for a fire department to buy new apparatus or equipment, many times the process can be lengthy, tedious, and expensive.    In November of 2015, Midwest Fire […]

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

Posted in Blog 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 Blog 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 Blog 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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Why Invest in an All-Poly® Fire Truck

Posted in Blog on August 24, 2017

Midwest Fire is proud to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art fire vehicles to our customers. The best examples of this quality and value can be seen in our All-Poly® Series of tankers, tanker-pumpers, pumpers, and quick attack vehicles. What Makes All Poly Vehicles So Tough? The body of an All-Poly vehicle is made of redesigned polypropylene in […]

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Stock Vs. Custom Trucks: Which Is Right For Your Department?

Posted in Blog on July 25, 2017

When it comes time to purchase a new fire truck for your department, making the right decision can require a lot of effort. It is important to research all options so that the truck you buy fits the needs of your community. To aid with decision making, we want to outline some advantages to purchasing […]

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Big Water: Why a Tanker is a Must-Have for any Fire Department

Posted in Blog on June 19, 2017

When big water is needed, departments need to be ready to arrive with a tanker or tanker-pumper apparatus. Sometimes hydrants aren’t available and added backup is needed, or if you’re on the road to a mutual aid call, being ready with a powerful tanker can make all the difference.   Midwest Fire offers a full […]

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Four Exciting Activities to Promote Your Fire Department

Posted in Blog on May 18, 2017

As a fire department, summer is the perfect time to reach out and make an impression on the neighborhoods around your community. Creative activities will engage the community and inspire people to get educated on fire safety and rescue services. Take a look at some exciting activities that will help promote your fire department below. […]

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Best Practices For Purchasing A New Fire Apparatus: Part 4

Posted in Blog on April 20, 2017

When the time comes to purchase a new fire truck, Midwest Fire is here to help. This blog is part four in a four-part series that will detail how to make the right choice when purchasing a new fire apparatus for your crew. We have already examined the need for new equipment, assembled a 4-7 […]

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