American LaFrance Offers Defender Series Pre-Engineered Fire and Rescue Vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA…American LaFrance Corporation has introduced the Defender Series program of pre-engineered fire and rescue trucks. Available from American LaFrance dealers, each Defender Series unit takes advantage of models and options previously packaged by American LaFrance, providing an excellent value to customers. The current Defender Series program expires July 31, 2002. The announcement was made at the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference here.

Fourteen models of fire trucks and rescues are included in this edition of the American LaFrance Defender Series. Offerings include Freightliner Business Class entry-level pumpers and rescue units, the American LaFrance Metropolitan, Fastak mini-pumpers, Telesqurt aerials and more.

Each truck is packed with the features most often required for vehicles in their class. The basic vehicle includes a host of standard features and a selection of factory options. Additional options may be added by American LaFrance dealers at the customer’s request.

“The American LaFrance Defender Series presents a great opportunity for fire departments and rescue companies to acquire an outstanding vehicle and superb value for their investment,” said Don Stewart, American LaFrance President.

Interested customers should contact their American LaFrance dealer for complete details.

American LaFrance, a subsidiary of Freightliner LLC, produces and distributes a comprehensive line of fire and emergency apparatus including chassis, aerials, ambulances, pumpers, rescues, tankers, and wildland vehicles. American LaFrance also offers factory-installed fire pumps, emergency medical products, and fire and rescue equipment.

Freightliner LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks in North America and is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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