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Harrisburg Fire Department purchases first 107’ Smart Reach from Spartan


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Spartan Emergency Response, a subsidiary of REV Group has announced it is building a 107’ Rear Mount Aerial with Smart Reach Multi-Stance technology for the Harrisburg Fire Department in North Carolina.

Smart Reach Multi-Stance™ is the patented new Smeal ladder and outrigger control system that offers increased versatility and functionality for today’s firefighters, including a 360-degree, no dead-zone functionality that can be adapted to the scene while maintaining full reach, and access to real-time data. The Multi-Stance technology allows the operator to set up the outriggers to any reach that the fire scene will accommodate. In addition, the Smart Reach control console offers the next generation of electric and hydraulic aerial controls, giving users the ultimate in smooth operation.

Harrisburg spent many hours researching and testing aerial products before deciding on the Smart Reach Aerial. “It wasn’t until we tested the Smart Reach Aerial that we came to appreciate all the technical innovations, functionality and capabilities this apparatus offers,” said Harrisburg Fire Chief Bryan Dunn. “Coupled with Smeal’s pedigree of aerial safety and stability, we immediately knew this apparatus would be a perfect fit that will effectively and efficiently meet the rigorous operational demands of our department.”

A loyal Spartan Chassis customer since 1993 and a Smeal customer since 2004, Harrisburg worked with the Smeal team and Atlantic Coast Fire Trucks in receiving real time drawings and 3D Cad schematics of previous apparatus to maintain safety and effectiveness continuity among its fleet. The latest safety features include the Spartan Advanced Protection System (APS), the Active Air Purification System, EZ Clean Cab Interior Surface, enhanced scene, and ground lighting, Bostrom Durawear washable seat covers and more.

“Spartan Emergency Response is honored to continue our long relationship with the Harrisburg Fire Department in serving their community,” said Chris Wade, Director of Sales at Spartan Emergency Response. “The department’s hands-on approach and feedback was a key part of our final design. Their trust in us has created an exciting partnership with the launch of our leading-edge Smart Reach Aerial and continuing our service to the town for another generation.”

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