Fire apparatus manufacturer FWD Seagrave has secured a $12m contract from the US Department of Defense to rebuild 92 Crash Fire Rescue vehicles for the US Marine Corps.
Under this contract, FWD Seagrave will restore the heavy equipment P-19A model trucks to their originally manufactured condition.
As part of the project, all these vehicles will be disassembled down to the frame rails to replace or refurbish the parts.
Work under this project is expected to be completed over four years.
FWD Seagrave chairman and CEO AJ Neiner said: "Providing these Crash Fire Rescue vehicles for the US Marine Corps gets us back to our roots working on heavy-duty military vehicles.
"Our team is committed to providing superior quality and top-notch service for the Marines and we expect this to be the beginning of a long-term relationship with the US Military."
Seagrave’s P-19 Truck, Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) was modified for the US Navy and USMC as the P-19A, with a hatch behind the driver for control of the roof turret and the structural kit. The modified P-19A came into service in 1984.
FWD Seagrave has built 20,000 tactical trucks for use during World War I and 10,000 tactical trucks for World War II.
The company has been providing the safest, longest service life, and most durable heavy-duty vehicles to the US Military and municipal governments.
Image: FWD Seagrave will rebuild 92 Crash Fire Rescue vehicles for the US Marine Corps. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.