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Midwest Fire Launches New Website with Upgraded Spec Tool

Posted in Company News on April 8, 2019

(LUVERNE, MN) 4/8/2019 – Midwest Fire Equipment and Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced its launch of a remodeled website and expanded apparatus specification tool, “Create-A-Spec,” that helps customers easily develop the specifications for an apparatus that will suit their department’s needs. Customers can now complete a specification form of customizable options and features. Upon completion, […]

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Situational Awareness: Think Past, Present, & Future

Posted in Blog on March 6, 2019

Today, we have a guest post from Dr. Rich Gasaway, founder of and renowned authority on human factors, situational awareness and the high-risk decision making processes used in high-stress, high consequence work environments. Dr. Gasaway also hosts a podcast, called SAMatters Radio, that can be found here. Enjoy! Flawed situational awareness (SA) is one of the […]

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Our Policy

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A message from the President At Midwest Fire we are grateful for the opportunity we have every day to work with the most extraordinary people we know – FIREFIGHTERS.  Since 1987, we have been engaged in the business of designing & manufacturing high-quality, multi-purpose, customized, cost-effective fire trucks. Over this span, we have delivered more than […]

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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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Midwest Fire Hires New Manufacturing Engineer

Posted in Company News on October 29, 2018

Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced today that the company has hired Sai Rajkumar Vadla as a Manufacturing Engineer. Vadla acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology in Telangana, India, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University. Vadla also brings […]

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Midwest Fire Hires New Sales Associate

Posted in Company News on October 16, 2018

  (LUVERNE, MN) October 16, 2018 —Midwest Fire Equipment & Repair Company (Midwest Fire) announced today that the company has hired Joseph Juhl as a sales representative to their growing team. Juhl attended Minnesota West Community and Technical College. During the previous six years, Juhl’s has split time between Luverne, Minn., and Sioux Falls, S.D. […]

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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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