Apparatus & Equipment

Darley – a family’s passion since 1908

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For almost a century, W.S. Darley & Co. has been dedicated to serving the world’s Fire and Emergency Services. From their corporate headquarters in Melrose Park, IL, this company maintains manufacturing operations in Chippewa Falls, WI and Toledo, OR, and sales offices in Australia, New Zealand, and China.

The Darley Family in front of a Darley Truck on display at Epcot Center in Orlando, FL. The truck will be on display until 2008.
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They remain a family owned and operated business committed to customer service and their employees with nine third generation family members currently in the business. Company operations are overseen by the executive team consisting of third generation family members Jeff, Paul and Peter Darley.

This company is committed to customer satisfaction – and it’s not just lip service. From ads that feature family member’s home telephone numbers to core values that reward employees for erring on the side of the customer – this company is dedicated to excellence. Couple this culture with a diverse line of quality products with progressive design, manufacturing and distribution – it’s no wonder this once small family business has grown into an International powerhouse.

EQUIPMENT DIVISION: The Darley equipment catalog is often referred to as the Bible of Fire Service. If you haven‘t seen a copy of this, chances are you’re new to the fire service. The 2006 fire catalog includes over 125 new items, with even more being added to our website

PUMP DIVISION: Whatever your fire fighting needs, Darley has the right pump to do the job. They offer the widest variety on the market – from portables, floating, CAFS, PTO, engine driven, front mount, and midship pumps with flows from 60 to 2500 GPM and pressures to 1200 PSI. All Darley midship pumps are UL ratable and meet NFPA requirements. Darley was the first pump manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification.

Darley combines its unique strength as a builder of both pumps and apparatus by offering a line of pump systems. A wide variety of pump modules are available including top and side operated, midship and PTO driven pumps. The ergonomic systems can include “Vision Series” panels complete with “one touch controls”. Let them design a System Solution tailored to your specific needs.

Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) provide superior firefighting capabilities offering quicker knockdown and improved personnel and structural protection. Darley’s AutoCAFS compressed air foam systems are the choice of informed firefighting professionals across the country and around the world.

ODIN FOAM DIVISION: Odin Foam was acquired by Darley in 1997 and is a world leader in Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) research and development. At Odin, they produce a wide range of reliable CAFS. Odin is one of the oldest and most experienced manufacturers of Compressed Air Foam Systems.

APPARATUS DIVISION: Darley offers a full range of apparatus, including mini-pumpers, tankers, commercial and custom pumpers. Darley is known for building

specialized apparatus that often include CAFS and co-polymer bodies. These features are evident in Darley’s premier program series apparatus, which is called “the firetruck”. You can expect an unmatched level of quality and service from Darley’s entire line of vehicles.

POLYBILT: In 2001, Darley partnered with ProPoly Inc. to form Polybilt LLC. PolyBilt has been manufacturing the latest state-of-the art truck products and bodies for the fire truck market and is positioned to provide a variety of products for the commercial truck market as well. Polyprene provides for years of trouble-free service life and will not rust or corrode. Also, unlike other materials such as aluminum and steel, our material will not ding, dent or crack.

SERVICE AND SUPPORT: Darley’s engineering staff includes certified and professional engineers. They utilize the latest in Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to ensure that all manufacturing designs are completely incorporated within the manufacturing process.

Their dealer and service network consists of over 200 U. S. distributors in all 50 states, and more than 50 International dealers located in over 40 countries. Parts and service are also directly available from their plants with the convenience of toll-free numbers – shipping most replacement parts within 24 hours after receipt of order.


Trusted Since 1908. After almost 100 years, you can still talk to a Darley.

W.S. Darley & Company
1051 Palmer Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 USA
Toll Free:  (800) 323-0244
Phone:  (708) 345-8050 Ext. 336
Fax:  (708) 345-8993