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Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) releases studies, each year, on firefighter deaths and injuries. An important part of the yearly study helps better understand how these fatalities and injuries occur to help minimize the risks of firefighting. A recurring reason cited in the study is the incorrect use of or absence of firefighting personal protective equipment (PPE). 

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Spec drawing of a green tubular BME fire body with compartments built to store firefighter equipment

High-quality and Durable BME Truck Doors

BME Fire Truck doors set the wildland fire truck standard with a tubular aluminum frame, stainless steel piano hinges, insulated intersections, overlapping doors, and a double catch design. We build our trucks like your life depends on it, because it does. What makes BME’s doors unique? Fire trucks are not built equal, especially those manufactured by BME. We design and build each piece of our apparatus with durability in mind.  What sets BME doors apart

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BME Joins Strategic Alliance with Pierce Manufacturing

Press Release Boise, ID (September 16, 2021) – BME Fire Trucks announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance with Pierce Manufacturing Inc. This alliance will facilitate greater collaboration between BME and Pierce within the wildland market. BME will be moving from a factory-direct model to an independent dealer distribution model, which will provide new and existing BME customers with comprehensive service, parts inventory, and support. BME has served fire and emergency professionals

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Man BME Employee on top of the fire body spraying green paint onto the body

7-Step Fire Truck Painting Process

For 30 years, our apparatus’ paint quality is something that people know us for. Our painting process is what shows our commitment and passion for building apparatus for departments across the United States.  BME has developed a painting process that focuses on exceptional quality and longevity because of our dedication to building the best wildland apparatus.  What Makes BME’s Painting Process So Unique? When asking customers what stands out about our apparatus, we get the

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Type 3 Fire Apparatus Plumbing

High-Quality Stainless Steel Plumbing

When considering innovative manufacturing practices, BME is constantly updating to improve the functionality and safety of our wildland apparatus. As a wildland manufacturer of some of the toughest fire apparatus, we make sure that every part of our apparatus is durable and can last in the harsh environments that wildland firefighters face.  At BME, we ensure that durability, serviceability, and longevity are our top priorities when building and designing our stainless steel plumbing.  Why using

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BME Signature Tubular Body Rendering

The Signature BME Fire Body

We build all of our fire apparatus with your safety in mind. BME’s tubular construction creates a frame around the body that helps protect the cab and its occupants. Tubular construction creates a more robust, more durable, long-lasting fire body that can meet the extreme conditions of firefighting. In addition, independent compartments allow the body to flex and move without compromising the body’s integrity. What Makes the BME Signature Body So Unique? Tubular body Safety

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Firefighters safely driving a BME Fire Apparatus

The BME Difference: Why Buy BME?

When your life is on the line, performance and details matter. We never compromise on quality because your safety is all that matters.  At BME, we understand that every second on the job counts, and we tailor customizations to match your requirements.  By using a precision-based process, BME can deliver high-quality fire apparatus that meets fire departments’ needs. As you consider your next investment in fire apparatus, you may want to understand why the BME difference

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Guide to Purchasing Your Next Fire Apparatus

Purchasing a new fire truck for your department can be a daunting task. From determining your department’s needs, meeting with manufacturers, planning apparatus specifications, and securing financial support from your community’s apparatus committee. Let’s discuss ways to ensure you’ve covered all your bases before purchasing your department’s next apparatus. Determining Your Department’s Needs Before purchasing a new apparatus, your department needs to assess your extensive needs. These needs include: Replace an aging apparatus Modernize fire

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BME Galvanic Corrosion Investigation Report

Rumors have circulated that BME’s fire apparatuses have product quality issues in maintaining corrosion resistance over the life of the apparatus. We take these claims seriously and seek to provide our customers with honest answers. These concerns are, however, baseless as BME has been providing top quality apparatuses to our many clients for over 30 years. Our commitment to quality without compromise has no limits, giving you the confidence to focus on the work that

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BME Fire 30 Year Anniversary

BME Fire Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) opened its doors in 1990 and has been serving the fire industry and firefighters for 30 years. We are dedicated to providing customers with individualized design options, and exceptional craftsmanship with the highest safety standards and best durability on the market. No other fire truck manufacturer offers our flexibility in creating the perfect custom fire apparatus to fit your needs. We understand that fire and rescue departments face special challenges related

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