Our fire bodies are MIG and TIG Welded Aluminum, Galvenneal, or Stainless Steel. We start the process with 2×3 tubing to form the body skeleton and wrap it with 12 Gauge Stainless, Galvenneal, or 3/16th inch Aluminum. The bodies are built with this type of construction for not only durability but an added layer of safety for firefighting personnel. On our existing Type 3 Engines and our new Type 4 and Tactical Tenders, we have elevated the tube behind the cab to add a layer of rollover protection to our vehicles.
With over 1,000 of our brush trucks sold specifically for Wildland firefighting, our apparatus are put through the most extreme tests. Year after year they continue to perform and exceed the expectations of firefighters in the field. BME engines get you where you need to go, get the job done, and get you home at the end of the day. We build our trucks like your life depends on it, because it does!
BEST OF THE BEST
BME employees are professional fabricators that are committed to making sure you have the best quality apparatus on the road. The following BME Signature Features are put on every truck we build; Tubular Construction – 2×3 Tubing, TIG Welded Stainless Steel Plumbing with Akron® Valves, Seven Step Paint Process, Heavy-Duty Multi-Spring Mounting System, and Picture-Frame Tubular Insulated Doors.
No shortcuts! We build one way and that is with the end user and their safety in mind.
BME builds custom fire apparatus to meet your individual needs. We don’t just offer option A or B, but work with each customer to understand their specific needs. Through a collaborative effort, we recommend or create a design that will exceed your expectations. Whether you are a small department, large municipality, or a federal contract, you are important to BME and will never be a just a number.
At BME, we know and respect our customers. We understand that lives depend on the equipment. Our employees are passionate about their jobs because of the customers they work with and their commitment to building exceptional equipment. We are committed to meeting and exceeding your expectations. We are your one-stop shop. Our employees will go out of their way to make sure your needs are met.
VALUES + GOALS
Quality is not something that is just quickly decided to be built into a truck one day. It is years of experience, dedication, and a commitment to build and sell the best fire trucks in the industry. At BME, we only build one way… no shortcuts. We guarantee you will always get more then you pay for when you buy a BME Fire Apparatus. We invite every firefighter to take the time to get under our trucks, look at the welding, plumbing, electrical, and fit and finish, and see if you can find a better built truck on the market.
The second most important trait of any fire apparatus manufacturer is how well you and your needs are taken care of. BME guarantees the following:
- Personalized service when you call.
- Honest answers to your questions and concerns.
- Informed salespeople who know your product and can keep you updated.
- Collaboration on the design and build process.
We are a small business and we value each customer and each relationship we have created in the fire industry. You will never be a number at BME.
Tubular Construction, Stainless Steel Plumbing, HD Doors and Hinges, Custom Fit and Finish. Our trucks have survived the toughest environments and the abuse of rough terrain. If you can picture it, our trucks have probably been through it.
BME cannot stress enough the use of tubular constructed bodies. Each of our bodies and doors have a metal skeleton encased by metal sheets. These are built to withstand the effects of Wildland firefighting, but they also add structural protection to the cab and chassis.
In 2016, we had a BME built Fire truck roll five times at a speed of 65 mph. Because the cab was not crushed due to the tubular constructed body, all of the occupants survived, and the structural integrity of the fire body was still intact. We were thrilled to have one of the firefighters involved in the wreck visit our facility nine months later to tell us how grateful he was for a tubular constructed body. He felt it helped in saving his and other lives.
We design trucks and parts (non-proprietary) so they can be maintained and repaired in the field. Sometimes pumps have to be serviced or changed in a parking lot and we get it. BME trucks are also hardwired with very little use of Multiplex systems or Nodes so they can be repaired in the field. When you are a hundred miles or more from a shop, things need to work and they need to be easy to repair.
BME has built thousands of wildland trucks and has collaborated with some of the best wildland fire fighters, municipalities, and government agencies to build the best apparatus in the industry. We know what works and what it takes to get the job done. Unlike our competition, we refuse to cut corners or lower our quality to save costs or to sell more trucks. We build our fire trucks “the BME way” which means tubular bodies, stainless steel plumbing, and heavy duty doors. BME clients know they are getting the best Wildland trucks on the market and a great team behind them. Firefighters have enough to focus on while they are doing their job and they don’t have time to question if things will work. BME trucks work – they get the job done and get you home.