1997 HME Central States Walk Around Rescue
Four door enclosed HME cab with seating for 8 with 5 SCBA seats. Powered by a Detroit Diesel 300HP and Allison automatic transmission. Central States Walk Around Rescue body has ample compartment storage around the body as well as upper storage compartments on the top of the rescue body. The truck is equipped with 4 bottle Cascade and 25kW PTO Generator that powers various electric cord reels, various scene lights as well as Will-Burt Light Tower. The truck is equipped with NFPA warning light and siren package. Contact Bob in our office today at 1-877-346-1373 for more details or to schedule an inspection of the unit.
Harold Boer, who owned a repair shop and who was also the chief of the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department, built his first fire truck in 1977 for his hometown department. Over the years, Boer refurbished some fire trucks and in 1982, Harold and Helen Boer formed the Central States Fire Apparatus Company.
The company officially delivered its first pumper to Tea, South Dakota. They built pumpers, tankers and rescue units on both commercial and custom chassis.
In 1998, Central States was acquired by Rosenbauer America. In 2000, when Rosenbauer acquired RK Aerials, the Central States Division started producing aerial trucks.
The Central States Division was renamed Rosenbauer South Dakota (also known for a short time as Rosenbauer Central) and production continues in the Lyons plant.
Rosenbauer is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fire fighting vehicles and is represented by a sales and customer services network in over 100 countries. The Group’s core competence lies in mobile fire and disaster protection, particularly with regard to the development and production of the very latest fire fighting systems and firefighting vehicle superstructures. Rosenbauer produces a complete portfolio of fire fighting vehicles according to both European and US standards and provides the fire services with a full range of equipment through the combination of vehicles with extinguishing systems and an extensive equipment program.
In 1994, Rosenbauer began an effort to create a presence in the North American market. One year later, Rosenbauer gained its first foothold in the North American market. Today, the partnership, Rosenbauer America, consists of four companies at three locations and has become one of the company in the North American fire fighting equipment sector.
HME was founded in 1913 as Hendrickson Motor Truck Company by Mangus Hendrickson. Hendrickson Motor Truck Company was purchased by The Boler Company in 1978 and later sold the truck manufacturing portion in 1985. After the Atonne Group, located in Wyoming, Michigan purchased the company in 1985, the company changed gears to specializing in the manufacture of custom fire truck cabs and chassis. HME’s fire apparatus carry the model name designations SilverFox and HME Ahrens-Fox.