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Be Safe, Protecting First Responders

With everything going on in the world right now, it is important for us to take the time to honor and thank those who continue to sacrifice their lives while keeping us safe on a daily basis. We take great pride in the work that we do and the opportunity we have been given to serve the fire and police industry through each division at Boise Mobile Equipment. Our Emergency Vehicle Upfitting Division has recently

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bme upfitting partners with blac-rac gun locks

BME Emergency Vehicle Upfitting Partners with Local Gun Lock Manufacturer

To uphold our commitment to building the safest, most durable apparatus, we are meticulous in choosing the products we rely on to build BME fire apparatus. That care extends to every division of the Boise Mobile Equipment team, including BME Emergency Vehicle Upfitting. As the largest regional upfitter of fire command and law enforcement vehicles, it is crucial that the equipment we use — from radios and consoles to lighting and firearm security — meet

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BME Receives 3 Year BPA

BME Receives Three Year BPA from the U.S. Department of Interior

Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) received a three year Blanket Purchase Agreement to produce Wildland Crew Carriers for the U.S. Department of Interior in March. BME will produce twenty-four crew carriers in its initial year of the Bid.  “The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address

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firefighters with bme fire truck

Our Commitment to Firefighters

Photo Credit: South Metro Fire Rescue 2018 It’s no secret that firefighters face a unique set of hazards when responding to a fire, whether structure or wildland. Firefighting equipment or gear failing should not be a concern when operating in dangerous environments. We know that while each apparatus we build plays a role in firefighting efforts, it is ultimately the firefighters who put in the hard work, risking their lives to protect our communities day

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Firefighters Have Twice the Risk to Develop Mesothelioma, Says Study

Firefighters Have Twice the Risk to Develop Mesothelioma, Says Study

Guest Post By: Mesothelioma Guide   Written By: Andrew Devine The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have teamed up to study the causal relationship between firefighting and diseases such as mesothelioma. The study found that firefighters have a substantially higher risk of developing mesothelioma than the general population. Firefighters are a group of people that have one of the more notable risks for developing mesothelioma. These

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welder building wildland fire truck

Boise Mobile Equipment | We Are Wildland Video

Wildfires are a force of nature that threaten everything in their path, yet brave men and women risk their lives to keep this force contained. Boise Mobile Equipment Wildland Fire Apparatus are designed and manufactured to the utmost demanding performance and durability standards. We continue in our commitment to not only build the best in the industry, but also, the safest. We are often asked what makes a BME fire engine different from other manufacturers,

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statement on coronavirus

BME Statement on Coronavirus

To our valued clients,  As the landscape regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we are closely monitoring the situation and are adhering to the governments, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s guidelines on all aspects of safe working, quarantine and traveling. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and the first responders we serve. We will continue manufacturing fire apparatus as long as it is safe

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idaho fallen firefighters statue by rusty talbot

Community Honors Idaho Fallen Firefighters

A bronze statue, created by Idaho artist Agnes Vincent “Rusty” Talbot, stands at the center of the Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial Plaza where communities from across Idaho gather to remember the firefighters who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. Firefighters from across Idaho gathered on Friday, September 6 to remember and honor their fallen comrades at the annual Idaho Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony. Both the ceremony and its venue, the Idaho Fallen Firefighters

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fire engines around the world

Wildland Fire Engines Around The World

Wildfires can happen anywhere in the world, but every country has their own way of tackling this threat. This includes their wildland fire engines, which can vary vastly across the world according to different geographical needs, types of structures being protected, firefighting tactics, and additional uses. Builds, classifications, standards, and striping are all different across borders. We scoured the internet to see what our global neighbors operate to fight their countries’ wildfires, whether it were

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types of fire engines

Types of Fire Engines & Water Tenders

We are often asked what the main differences are among the fire engines we build. Though Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) is largely known for safe and durable wildland fire engines, we manufacture a wide range of apparatus for virtually any fire incident. So how does the fire industry classify different types of fire engines? You may have seen our blog outlining the seven main categories of apparatus and their functions. We wanted to display this

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