Safety & Accident

Ferrara Wins Contract for FDNY Aerials

December 17, 2009 - Press Release

HOLDEN, LA - Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., an American custom fire apparatus manufacturer, has been awarded a three-year contract by the City of New York to manufacture FDNY's new 100' rear mount aerials. With the initial purchase orders, which stem from a competitive bid this past summer, Ferrara will provide ten aerial apparatus.  

"This is obviously a significant contract for our company," said Ferrara President and CEO Chris Ferrara, "not only because it's New York City, but because it demonstrates the commitment to our core philosophy of building heavy duty, highly customized fire apparatus. New York will certainly be a tough proving ground, but our engineers and craftsmen are always up to the challenge.  We have had a great business relationship with FDNY for years and our vehicles have served them well."

Ferrara Fire Apparatus has supplied many specialty apparatus to FDNY over the past eight years, beginning with the well known Spirit of Louisiana in 2001.  Their other fire trucks in service to FDNY include high pressure pumpers, satellite pumpers, collapse rescues, decontamination trucks, medium duty rescues and the well known Haz Mat 1.

The vehicles are designed around the Ferrara LP-102, a low-profile rear mount aerial ladder. The new aerial trucks will be built on Ferrara custom chassis, featuring a newly designed stainless steel split tilt cab, a four section rear mount aerial ladder and a stainless steel body.  Having a narrow width, tight turning radius and low overall height, the trucks will be built to accommodate the congested streets of New York and easily fit in the FDNY's many historic fire stations.

Ferrara Fire Apparatus manufacturers a complete line of fire, emergency and rescue vehicles, including their premium Inferno XD and Igniter XD custom chassis, pumpers and tankers, rear and mid-mount aerial ladders and platforms, rescue and incident command vehicles, Inundator foam pumpers, airport vehicles and the Strong Arm fire rescue vehicle.  A leading innovator in the industry, Ferrara takes pride in offering such firefighter safety items such as On-Site Tilt Table Testing, Cab and Body ECE-29 Crash Testing, Independent Front Suspension, Complete Airbag Protection, and SmartWheel steering systems. 


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