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HME Ahrens-Fox Adds Collision Prevention Solution

Safety Cloud® is a standard feature on all configurations of HME custom apparatus

Wyoming, MICH (May 24, 2022) - HME Ahrens-Fox (HME or the Company), a privately owned manufacturer of custom-built fire apparatus, has added HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud® as a standard feature on all configurations of its custom apparatus. The preinstalled solution will include three years of Safety Cloud prepaid service to dovetail with the Company’s three-year apparatus warranty.

Safety Cloud® helps to protect firefighters by offering real-time Responder-to-Vehicle (R2V™) and Responder-to-Responder (R2R™) safety services.

• R2V automatically deliver digital alerts to nearby drivers when a fire crew is responding to the scene and while on the fireground
• R2R automatically alerts Fire Engineers (Drivers) with a visual in-cab notification when another responding emergency vehicle is a potential collision risk
HME apparatus equipped with Safety Cloud offer enhanced safety. The Safety Cloud solution improves motorist awareness by allowing more time for drivers to make safe maneuvers and comply with Move Over laws.

“In 2021, nearly 5,000 firefighters sustained injury during non-fireground operations – those responding to, or returning from, incidents. And the number was even greater including struck-by collisions,” said Bill Doebler, Vice President, Sales at HME Ahrens-Fox. “Safety Cloud will add an additional level of protection, particularly given their growth in both navigation applications on handheld devices and passenger vehicle infotainment displays.”

HAAS Alert CEO Cory Hohs commented, “HME Ahrens-Fox has more than a century of experience fulfilling the needs of firefighters, which is a true testament to their commitment to quality and safety. We’re thrilled to be in partnership with HME, and we look forward to working to help firefighters get home safely.”


HAAS Vehicle Infotainment SystemResponder-to-Vehicle (R2V) Alerts (Vehicle Infotainment System)

HAAS Handheld DevicesResponder-to-Vehicle (R2V) Alerts (Handheld Devices)

HAAS TransponderHAAS Alert Collision Prevention Transponder

HAAS R2RResponder-to-Responder (R2R) Alerts (Fire Apparatus)

About HME Ahrens-Fox

HME Ahrens-Fox (HMEAF) is a leading specialty vehicle manufacturer that has been supporting the needs of customers for over 100 years. Headquartered in Wyoming, Michigan, the company provides solutions to firefighting and emergency response organizations of all sizes and types throughout North America. HME designs, engineers, manufactures, and supports mission-critical equipment for the fire service which helps them protect the diverse communities they serve. HME participates in the largest segments of the fire apparatus market including pumper, tanker, aerial, urban interface, and wildland. As a manufacturer of both custom bodies and chassis, the company participates in the key elements of the value-chain. HME is owned by The Atonne Group, LLC, a private company with holdings across a variety of industries. More information is available at

About United Safety & Survivability Corporation
United Safety and Survivability Corporation, formerly known as USSC Group, is committed to delivering the most innovative and reliable safety and survivability solutions that our customers can trust to protect life and property. As a global leader in the design and engineering of world-class safety, survivability and technology solutions across a variety of industries and categories, our portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives. We design and build specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and our revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more. We provide PPE safety systems to doctors, nurses, and front-line responders.

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