HME Awarded Multi-Year Contract From State of California Department of General Services

HME, Inc. announced today they have been awarded the multi-year contract from the state of California Department of General Services (DGS).  This is the second consecutive multi-year award that HME has obtained from the California DGS to produce both the Type 1 apparatus for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Type 3 apparatus for CAL FIRE.  “We are very pleased and honored with this second award, it’s quite a statement of approval in regards to both the apparatus we manufacturer as well as our service”, said Ken Lenz.  Lenz also notes, “It’s been a true pleasure working with the various division heads within the agencies and California DGS over the past 5 years and all of us at HME look forward to continuing that relationship.” 

The previous contract resulted in 269 apparatus to be manufactured by HME; forty nine-(49) Type 1 engines for OES and one hundred, sixty four-(164) Type 3 engines for CAL FIRE.  An additional fifty six-(56) apparatus were also sold through the Municipal Fire Apparatus Cooperative Purchase Program. The OES fleet has over 120 Type 1 apparatus and the entire fleet now rides on the HME product.

HME, America’s paramount custom fire apparatus manufacturer, celebrating its 100th year anniversary, offers its full line of HME Ahrens-Fox custom and commercial pumpers, tankers, specialty pumper and mini pumpers which include some of the shortest wheelbase special attack pumpers in the world.  The company also offers some of the most unique rescue and rescue pumper apparatus available today.  In addition, the company offers a full range of aerial apparatus including the infamous Arsenal ladder and the ScorpionTM platform.  The stellar company located in Wyoming, MI., has become the fastest growing, single source, custom heavy duty stainless steel fire and emergency apparatus manufacturer in the industry, thanks to its diversity in products, services and customer base.  To find the dealer nearest you and to view their entire product line-up, visit them at For more information on the company contact Mitch Willoughby, National Sales/Marketing at 616-261-3640 or 

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