Posts Tagged Sutphen Corporation

New tanker for Homer Township FPD

From the Sutphen Corporation Facebook page:

Congratulations to the Homer Township Fire Protection District on the purchase of your new Sutphen/ commercial chassis tanker! Can’t wait to deliver this bad boy! Check back in late June 2018 for some great delivery pics.


drawing of new fire truck

thanks Ron

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New engine for Cary FPD

This from Michael D. Douglass:

Here are a few pictures of our new Sutphen Engine 242 that’s currently being built.  It should arrive sometime in October.  This engine will replace our 2004 American LaFrance.  Once in service, this will be our 5th Sutphen apparatus (3 engines, 1 tower ladder and 1 squad).

Michael D. Douglass, Lieutenant / Public Education and Information Officer, Cary Fire Protection District

Sutphen fire engine being built

Cary Fire Protection District photo

Sutphen fire engine being built

Cary Fire Protection District photo

Sutphen fire engine being built

New Sutphen Engine 242 that’s currently being built for the Cary Fire Protection District. Cary Fire Protection District photo

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Sutphen Voluntarily Removing 5-Section Aerial Devices From Service

From the Sutphen Corporation web site:

Press Release – Five-Section Aerials

Dublin, OH

**For Immediate Release**

Date: July 22, 2014

RE:  Sutphen Voluntarily Removing 5-Section Aerial Devices From Service

Sutphen Corporation has announced that the Company is instructing customers to remove all SPH 100, SP 110, SPI 112, and SAI 110 Aerial devices from service, until further notice, effective immediately.

The company states that customers are instructed to use the affected apparatus in the capacity of an engine or support vehicle only.  The Company will stay in close contact with its customers to report details and when the units may be placed  back in service.

“At this time, our priority is the safety of our firefighters,” says Drew Sutphen, President of the Company.  “In light of the recent incidents, we recognize there is an immediate need to take precautionary action.  I would rather take every precaution necessary than to put firefighters at risk.”

The company states that it will be contacting customers with the affected units personally to inform them of the events that have occurred and the steps that are being taken to get the units back in to service in a timely manner.

“We feel the need to personally assure our customers that we are working to investigate and correct the situation,” Drew continues.

Sutphen Corporation is an Ohio based privately held, family owned business that manufactures custom built emergency response vehicles.  The company’s headquarters are located in suburban Dublin, Ohio northwest of Columbus.

For more information contact the sales office. in Atlanta has an article about a recent incident where three firefighters were injured while in the basket of a Sutphen tower, the second such incident in rent weeks.

Three Hall County firefighters were injured in a training exercise on Tuesday.

According to Hall County Fire Services spokesperson Scott Cagle, the three men were in a bucket on top of a ladder that was extended. There was a mechanical failure and the ladder dropped about 20 feet and then jammed. That sudden stop is what injured the firemen.

Two of the firefighters were life-lighted to Grady Memorial Hospital; the third was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Gainesville, Ga.

All three were said to be alert, conscious and breathing. They were identified as Will Griffin, T.J. Elliot and Stephen Jackson. They were said to be in stable condition.

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Cary FPD orders new squad


Cary Fire has placed an order for a new squad.  The new squad will be a SVI body on a Sutphen Ambassador chassis.  Included are preliminary drawings for the new squad.  The drawings state the chassis is a Sutphen Monarch but that was changed to the Ambassador chassis.  If all goes well the new squad should be here in late summer or early fall 2014.  The new unit will replace our current Squad 255 which is a 1991 Alexis Body on a L8000 Ford chassis.  As I get updates I will send them to you.

Michael D. Douglass

Lieutenant / Public Education and Information Officer

Cary Fire Protection District

new squad drawings for Cary Fire Protection District new squad drawings for Cary Fire Protection District

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New engine for Gary IN

The Sutphen Facebook page shows this demo unit as being sold to The Gary Fire Department.

Sutphen demo pumper for Gary Indiana

Sutphen demo pumper now owned by The Gary Fire Department. Sutphen photo

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