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BME Becomes Official Sutphen Dealer for Fire Apparatuses in the Western US

In August, 2017, Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) partnered up with Sutphen Corporation as part of the Sutphen dealer network program, becoming its official sales and service representative in the Western United States.

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BME lands $10 million Fire Truck Contract with CAL Fire – Tag-Ons are available for CA Departments


Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) has been awarded roughly $10 million to produce over thirty Type-III wildland firefighting apparatuses for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, better known as CAL FIRE. “Tag-on” opportunities are available to California fire departments, which allow them to save time, money and effort in purchasing fire equipment and machinery.
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The History of Fire Engines: From Primitive Pumps to Advanced Technology

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The iconic red fire engine that you often see roaring down the city streets has undergone a great deal of change throughout history.  In early civilizations, the emergence of permanent houses and the use of fire to heat, cook, and light these houses brought about the risk of house fires.  Naturally, people sought a means to extinguish the blazes to protect their families, resulting in hundreds of years of new apparatus designs, innovations and able-bodied men and women to operate them.  Here is a brief history of fire engines; how we went from the bucket brigade to the sophisticated selection of apparatus we have today.

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Assistance to Firefighters Grants Opens Soon!

The application period for the Fiscal Year 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program runs from October 11th through November 18th. The AFG program helps fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS departments, and state fire training academies get equipment, training, PPE, vehicles, and other gear they may not be able to get otherwise due to financial constraints.

More information about grants and grant-writing is available at the page for Assistance for Firefighters Grant page: https://www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant.

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