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HME Video Podcast Compilation
Stephanie on Camera

If you have missed any of the HME Video Podcasts over the past few months, here’s your chance to catch up with a compilation of podcasts featuring the latest HME News and new HME Firetrucks®, direct from HME Headqua

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HME Hot Shot Photo Contest
Brush Fire

Here’s your chance to show the world your best fire-fighting, action photography. If you have a great shot of an HME Firetruck® in action, or in a dramatic setting, send it to HME...

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HME Podcast: HME MiniEvo™ Crew Cab
HME Podcast Image MiniEvo™ August 29

The first HME Podcast is up an running.

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HME PackRat to the Rescue!
PackRat Driver Side

HME designers and engineers have come to the rescue of fire departments and muncipalities experiencing a growing demand for specialized and technical rescue operations with the new HME PackRat™.

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HME: A Century of Engineering Innovation
HME Tilt Cab Article

HME has provided the heavy-duty transportation industry and the fire industry with a 100-years of forward-thinking engineering firsts.

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HME Storage Solutions to the Rescue
HME Storage Solutions

HME engineers and designs storage solutions to maximize capacity for equipment, gear, hoses and tools, as well as improving crew efficiency.

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HME Scorpion™ Strikes Back in HME Two-Minute-Drill Video
Scorpion™ image

Take a quick ride with the HME Scorpion™ in another new HME Two-Minute-Drill video.

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HME MiniEvo™ Video and Countdown to FDIC 2013
MiniEvo™ Front

The list of HME Firetrucks® to make an appearance at this year’s FDIC in Indianapolis, April 22-27, 2013, is being made right now.

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HME It’s Michigan Made TV – The 2-Minute Drill
Truck on Bridge

If you haven’t seen the “It’s Michigan Made” television program that aired in 2012 on WXYZ, Detroit, here’s a chance to watch it from our new, condensed 2-minute-drill HME video collection, now available on the HME YouTube

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HME Centennial 1913 – 2013
Magnus Hendrickson

HME Ahrens-Fox® is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2013.

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HME MiniEvo™ Breaks-Out in 2013 HME YouTube Video
MiniEvo™ Front

The HME MiniEvo™ has made its 2013 video debut on the HME YouTube Channel.

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The 2012 HME Fab Five
Silver Fox on Michigan Roadways

While HME produces a wide range of fire apparatus to meet every need for every fire department around the world, five HME Firetrucks® stood out as fan favorites in 2012.

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Lemons in the Fire Truck Industry?
Lemon

At HME we’re dedicated to building the best fire trucks possible.

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HME Made-For-America Television Hits the Airwaves
HME Truck on Bridge

“Over the Wildlands of the West, the Great Lakes, the winding roads of the East, America depends on its hometown firefighters, and its HME Fire trucks …”

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The HME Scorpion™ Strikes in Newly Released Video
Scorpion™ image

The new HME Scorpion™ full-length video is now up for viewing and sharing on the HME YouTube Channel.

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Evolution of the Mini-Pumper: A Closer Look at the HME MiniEvo™
MiniPumper 2011

The new HME MiniEvo™ brings a new level of performance and fire suppression capability and power to the world of standard mini-pumper design.

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The HME Scorpion™ comes alive and is ready to strike!
HME Scorpion™ Textured Logo

The HME Scorpion™ is just a few days away from being unleashed at this year’s FDIC.

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One more for the road: The HME MiniEvo™ rolls to Indy
MiniMax

HME will be rolling out a number of new and exciting fire apparatus designs at this year’s FDIC in Indianapolis.

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HME Scorpion™ Ready To Strike At FDIC 2012
HME Scorpion™ Logo

No one, and we mean no one, except the designers, engineers and builders at HME have seen the new HME Scorpion™.

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HME is on the way to FDIC 2012
FDIC 2012

It’s time once again for the FDIC, beginning this April 16th, 2012, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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HME at Center of Firehouse World Exposition
HME at Firehoue World Expo

HME was quite literally at the center of the 2012 Firehouse World Exposition in San Diego, positioned in Booth #1537.

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Cee Lo Green Says Thank You to Firefighters In a Music Video
Cee Lo and Christiana The Voice

Entertainer, singer, songwriter, producer and television host Cee Lo Green is everywhere.

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The HME 3000 Club – Big Boy Tankers and Tenders
Super Tanker East Kingston

This month’s HME Pumper Press is all about Tanker, Tender and Pumper Tanker engineering, stability and safety.

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California In Flames LIFE Magazine Photo Gallery: No Longer Available Online
Cal Fire in LIfe Magazine

If you read the about the California In Flames story and photo gallery in the recent NEWS FLASH in your Pumper Press (Issue 5).

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HME Aerial Welcomed to Mackinac Island
HME Truck on Bridge

An HME fan passed along this television news story (from Michigan’s 7 &4 News covering the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula).

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Robert McGrath Returns to Duty as Fire Chief in Stratford, Connecticut
Cheif McGrath

Only months after retiring from the Stamford Fire Department, in Stamford, Connecticut, Robert McGrath has returned to active duty as the Fire Chief of the Stratford Fire Department, in Stratford, Connecticut.

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HME Made-In-Michigan Television Commercial Hits the Airwaves
Silver Fox on Michigan Roadways

HME is proud to make some of the best fire trucks you’ll find in the world today, right here in the state of Michigan.

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Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival 2011: A Made-In-Michigan Success Story
Spectactors at the Fireman's Memorial

The Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival has been celebrating the lives, bravery and dedication of Michigan Firefighters for 32 years.

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HME Fire Trucks: Built Tough. Built Safe. Built So Everyone Goes Home At The End Of The Day.
HME Pumper Flipped

The scenario fire fighters dread more than any other is being delayed on their way to a fire or emergency – or in the worst case scenario not being able to make it there at all.

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HMEAxxess Phone App Now Available for Droid!
HME Axxess

The HMEAxxcess phone app is now available for all of you Droid users out there.

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Catch The New HME Red Fox for Affordable Performance and Quality
RedFox 2011

HME is proud to announce the release of its all new HME Red Fox™.

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For The Latest Fire Service And Fire Industry News: HMEAxxess
Brush Fire

From Spokane to Springfield, Chicago to New Orleans, you’ll have immediate access to the latest national fire industry, fire service, and incident news with the new HMEAxxess phone app, now available on iTunes.

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HME Drive Trains: The Perfect Balance of Power and Performance
Custom Pumper

HME Fire Trucks are known throughout the fire truck industry for their best-in-industry turn radius, superior fire fighting capability and technology, efficient storage capacities, as well as the durability and long service lives of their stainle.

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HMEAxxess App Now Available On iTunes
HME Axxess

HME is proud to announce their new iPhone/iPad app, HMEAxxess, has released to the general public on iTunes.

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HME Innovations Provided Today’s Modern Era of Fire Apparatus With a Lift
Flip Cab

The design of today’s era of modern fire apparatus owes a debt of gratitude to one of the most significant innovations ever introduced to the industry by HME.

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THE MAD DOG Days of Summer: Compressed Air Foam Systems to the Rescue
MadDogg CAFs

It wasn’t that long ago that CAFS (compressed air foam systems) were something new, almost a novelty in the fire industry.

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HME: A Stainless Reputation in Fire Apparatus Manufacturing
Custom Pumper

Apart from the quality, engineering, superior design and innovations, what separates HME Fire Apparatus from the rest of the fire trucks in the world?

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HME Rodent Packs Big Storage and Fire Suppression Solutions in One Small Package
Hudsonville Rodent

There are standard and commercial solutions that can sometimes effectively fit the general requirements of a fire department.

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HME Ahrens-Fox Best-In-Industry Turn Radius
RAT™ Truck Image

Whether it’s scurrying down urban alleys, or running wide-open on twisting two-tracks, nobody can out-turn or out-manuever an HME Ahrens-Fox.

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HME Ahrens-Fox Introduces 2011 Video Series With Hydra Technology
Hydra Technology™

In the next few weeks HME Ahrens-Fox will be introducing a series of new HME videos featuring the industry leading HME innovations you’ll find integrated into every designed smart and built tough HME fire apparatus.

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The Year of the Wildfire and HME Wildland Fire Trucks
Wildland 2011

Nationwide, wildfires have burned almost as many acres in the first half of 2011 as were recorded by the National Interagency Center for all of last year.

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HME Type 1 Interface – Born and Raised in the Wild West
Interface July 2011

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” right? Well the necessities of CAL Fire and the California EMA (Emergency Management Agency), along with California’s Mother Nature, certainly could be considered the mother of today’s

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HME Hometown Heroes: GRFD Video Series Targets Fire Prevention And Safety
GRPD Monroe

At HME we’re dedicated to building innovative fire apparatus designed to serve the specific needs of individual fire departments to protect lives and property

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Stamford Connecticut : Unique Fire & Rescue Challenges Demand Unique Solutions
Long Ridge Stamford

Apart from everyday dangers and risks, serving as Fire Chief in Stamford, Connecticut is not an easy task for any man, or woman.

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HME Ahrens-Fox Red-Hot Sweepstakes
HME Red Hot Package

Now through June 20th, 2011, it’s your chance to spice up your fire department’s kitchen and BBQ by entering the HME Ahrens-Fox Red-Hot Sweepstakes.

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Farewell To The Chief: Stamford Fire & Rescue Chief McGrath Announces Retirement
Chief Robert McGrath

Many of you are already aware that Stamford Fire & Rescue’s Chief McGrath has made plans to retire at the end of this summer. Here at HME, we wanted to take a moment to pay a tribute to the Chief, his accomplishments and his service.

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HME Ahrens-Fox: Continuing a Legacy of Innovation and Quality
Old Falm Fox

Sometimes it takes an artist, even one as unlikely as Kurt Vonnegut, to put what we see and feel we have into words. Those who appreciate and understand the beauty of a quality fire apparatus understand exactly what the writer was talking about.

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HME Answers the Call to Historic Fire in its Own Backyard: 100 Year Old Kindel Factory Fire
Fire Appartus and Kindle Furniture Fire

Various HME Rescue Pumpers, from stations throughout the Grand Rapids Fire Department system, were called to the factory fire at the historic Kindel Furniture facility in the city’s southeast side, on May 9th.

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California Greening: The HME CNG Cruises Hermosa Beach
Hermosa Beach Firefighters CNG

No matter what your age, another perception of California you might carry around could be all those headlines about wildfires, mudslides, and the natural disasters that seem to continually plague the Golden State like clockwork.

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