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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 SAMatters.com 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 […]

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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, Industry 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, Industry 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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