For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation (LWCC) has awarded Ferrara Fire Apparatus with the LWCC Safest 70 Award. This award acknowledges excellence, outstanding performance, and commitment to workplace safety. Companies are recognized based on the effectiveness of their safety efforts in preventing injuries and controlling costs. Ferrara, America's premier custom fire apparatus manufacturer first received The Safest 70 Award in 2011. The Safest 70 is presented annually to 70 Louisiana companies with the most outstanding track record of workplace safety. Approximately 16,000 Louisiana companies are LWCC policyholders.
Kristin Wall, President and CEO of the LWCC noted, "We are deeply appreciative of the integrity and efforts by Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. in achieving these goals."
Affirming the words of Ms. Wall, Ferrara Fire Apparatus President and CEO Chris Ferrara said the company has a strong belief in constantly striving to improve workplace safety. In addition to maintaining a safe work environment, Ferrara also has programs in place to encourage healthy lifestyles on the part of their employees and families. "Our customers trust us to build apparatus that will keep them safe traveling to an emergency, during the response and on the way back to the fire station. Likewise, we work to create an atmosphere that stresses safety on the job and an overall healthy lifestyle."
Ferrara Fire Apparatus, based in Holden, Louisiana, manufacturers a complete line of fire and emergency vehicles, including their Ultra, Inferno, Igniter, Ember and Intruder 2 custom chassis; pumpers and tankers; rear and mid-mount aerial ladders and platforms; rescue and incident command vehicles; Inundator foam pumpers and the Strong Arm fire rescue vehicle. A leading safety innovator in the industry, Ferrara takes pride in offering such firefighter safety items as MVP Pumpers and Aerials, On-Site Tilt Table Testing, Crash Tested Cabs and Bodies, Complete Airbag Protection, and SmartWheel steering systems.