May 08, 2007

Holden, LA – Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom fire and emergency vehicles, announced today the company had received another order from the City of Houston for nine new apparatus.  There will be seven pumpers and two 107’ rear mount aerial apparatus, all of which will be built on Ferrara’s Igniter custom fire chassis.

Houston already has 23 Ferrara trucks in front-line service, all on Igniter custom chassis; 7 rear-mount 107’ aerial ladders, 14 custom pumpers and 2 high-pressure pumpers.  Additionally, HFD’s new Igniter Haz-Mat vehicle is currently under construction at Ferrara’s factory.  Readers can click here and follow Houston’s trucks, as well as those of many other fire departments, through the manufacturing process.  The Haz-Mat’s Igniter cab features a 24” raised roof, three doors for extra room in the command center and a cab to body walk-through.

Ferrara builds a complete line of fire apparatus, including their premium Inferno XD and Igniter custom chassis, pumpers and tankers, rear and mid-mount aerial ladders and platforms, rescue vehicles, incident command trailers, brush trucks, airport vehicles and the multi-purpose Strong Arm firefighting vehicle.  Ferrara Fire Apparatus has long been considered a leading innovator in the fire and emergency vehicle industry.  Their Inferno and Igniter are some of the most rugged custom fire chassis built, with available firefighter safety devices such as Independent Front Suspension, Roll Stability Control, Complete Airbag Protection, and SmartWheel steering systems. 

For more information on the company please contact Paul Christiansen, Marketing Director, at 800.443.9006, via e-mail at or by regular mail at Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc., PO Box 249, Holden, LA  70744.

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