Boise Mobile Equipment (BME), a fire apparatus manufacturer located in Boise, Idaho, is expanding its facilities and its product lines. Known best for being the industry leader in the wildland market, BME has just acquired two new warehouses: one 25,000 square feet, and one 50,000 square feet, to meet increasing demand and to produce innovative new firefighting vehicles. INCREASING DEMAND The expansion came as BME locked in a $10 million contract with CAL FIRE for the production of over 30 wildland fire apparatuses. Since then, several additional fire departments have “tagged on” to this contract. To further add to this increasing demand, BME recently won another contract with the USDA Forest Service, which is expected to reach roughly $11 million after final adjustments (a formal announcement on this will be released soon). BME has also partnered up with Sutphen, an Ohio-based fire engine manufacturer, as part of Sutphen’s dealer program. The program will allow BME to sell and service Sutphen aerials and pumpers for fire departments in the Western US. BME expects the extra 75,000 square feet of space within its two new facilities to help meet this increasing demand. NEW FIREFIGHTING VEHICLES The warehouses will also be used for the production of new firefighting vehicles: BME’s new lines of rescue boats and UTVs. FRP FIRE RESCUE PATROL BOATS BME’s rescue boats feature twin 2,000 GPH automatic bilge pumps, dual Simrad display, a FLIR Infrared CameraGPS, Twin Akron 3462 Front Monitors, a Darley HE 64RS “Hercules” Portable Pump, and much more. FIRST STRIKE UTV BME’s UTVs are built by Mahindra Rise with a 1,000 CC Diesel Kohler Engine, and custom installed parts including a 3 Stage Waterax Striker 3 Pump – 73 GPM @ 150 psi, 56 GPM @ 200 psi, 33 GPM @ 250 psi, a 100’ Cox hose and reel, and much more. Boise Mobile Equipment is a top-quality fire apparatus manufacturer dedicated to providing customers with individualized design options, exceptional craftsmanship, and rugged durability. For more information on BME’s recent expansions, call us at (800) 445-8342 or visit bmefire.com.
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