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About Us

Your Fire Truck Sales
And Service Center

With over 60 years combined experience in the Fire Truck specification, purchase and manufacturing, we are here to help.




Our story

Buying fire equipment needs to be a collaborative effort between end users, the sales representative and the factory.  Republic Fire Equipment (RFE) brings over 60 years of experience in the fire apparatus industry and the fire service.  RFE prides itself in having unparalleled knowledge from both the buyer, and the seller’s side of the apparatus purchasing process: designing, engineering, manufacturing and delivering equipment. 

Purchasing a fire apparatus or other fire equipment is more than a simple business transaction.  Budget preparation, equipment specifications and truck layout require an immense amount time.  Republic Fire Equipment values the substantial commitment you and your department make when embarking on such an endeavor.  RFE strives to provide the best purchasing experience possible. 

Republic has teamed up with two of the nation’s leading manufacturers: The Sutphen Corporation and Fouts Brothers. The Sutphen Corporation is the oldest continuously owned and operated fire truck manufacturer in the world. Family owned and operated since 1890. Sutphen is known the world over for its high-quality products and customer service.  Like the Sutphen Corporation, Fouts Brothers is a family owned operation that has been in business since 1952. Fouts is best known for commercial water tenders at competitive pricing while tailoring the apparatus to the needs of the customer.  Fouts also provides innovative quick attack apparatus with their Fouts Four line of apparatus.  With these product offerings, RFE is cable of supplying apparatus for every aspect of municipal and industrial firefighting

Our core values at Republic Fire Equipment are integrity first and foremost, reliability, and commitment to quality through experience and knowledge. RFE’s goal is to earn trust from our customers, as well as to establish long-term relationships on both a personal and professional level. The best way to harbor this is through an open line of communication. We thoroughly listen to our customers to fully grasp their needs and requirements. Whether it is purchasing a new apparatus, or servicing an existing one, we strive to put the needs and expectations of the customer first, in order to meet them within a timely fashion.