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  • New EVS Facility Opens

    Tuesday, August 02, 2016
    1364 E Richey Rd, Houston, TX 77073


    We're excited to announce that we've moved to our new home at 1364 E Richey Rd, Houston, TX 77073 .  Our original location served us well for over 7 years and we're excited to move to our newer, much larger facility.   The new building will improve every aspect of our operation by increasing our inventory, production areas, and office space.  We looking forward to servicing you in our much more comfortable setting.  We welcome everyone to stop by for a visit and tour or lets discuss your next fleet purchase!
  • Introducing the Texas Edition type 1 ambulance by Wheeled Coach.  No Generator Required!

    • Liquid Spring Suspension System
    • Exterior Electrical Panel
    • 110/12V COOLBARâ„¢ Air Conditioner
    • Ducted HVAC through the patient compartment headliner
    • R-14 Insulation Rating
    • All Aluminum Interior/Exterior
    • Deutsch Connectors for ease of remounting


  • We're excited to announce that our new underground pump test pits are complete at our Houston, Brookshire, and Port Arthur service centers.  These new investments will greatly improve our efficiency and allow us to timely test, diagnose and repair your fire pumps so we can get your truck back in service!  Our certified Emergency Vehicle Technicians provide full NFPA documentation on each performance test and annotate any deficiencies.



     

    What is an annual pump test?

    An annual pump test is a procedure to document that your fire pump can perform at its rated capacity from draft.  The drivetrain, pump, pump transmission and associated plumbing are run through a progressive series of tests that are designed to verify the system is in sound working condition. 

     

    Will a pump test affect my ISO rating?

    Yes.  ISO weighs 100 points out of a maximum of 654 on annual pump testing.  To obtain the maximum number of ISO points for pump testing, you are required to have documented tests for at least the previous three years.  In addition to ISO points, performing this test on a regular basis will give you peace of mind knowing that your apparatus is ready to deliver when needed.

     

    When else is a pump test needed?

    A pump test should be performed on any pump that has been repaired or modified in such a way that may affect pumping performance.  The test not only assures you that the pump and its associated plumbing can deliver its rated capacity, it also proves that the engine and drive train are up to the task.

     

    Before you test…

    Prior to testing is a great time to do preventive maintenance on the apparatus by changing the engine oil, pump transmission oil, associated filters and servicing the transmission.  Making a certified pump test part of your annual preventive maintenance plan ensures the maximum benefit to your community by having your fire equipment ready to respond!


  • Dave "Smokey" Metzger

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dave (Smokey) Metzger. Smokey was a valued member of our team and friend to many; he will be truly missed!

     

    No arrangements have been made at this time but will be shared once available.

     

    Please keep the Family and Friends in your prayers during this difficult time.

  • PRESS RELEASE - Farmersville TX Accident

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    PRESS RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Jeffrey W. Keiser, Executive Vice President
    Siddons Martin Emergency Group
    800-784-6806
    www.siddons-martin.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    January 20, 2016

    FARMERSVILLE, Texas. Around noon today, a Siddons-Martin Emergency Group technician was returning a fire apparatus to the City of Greenville. The apparatus was being returned following the completion of maintenance at Siddons-Martin’s Denton service location.

    While en route, an accident occurred damaging the apparatus and the Farmersville Dairy Queen off of Highway 380. The accident is currently being investigated by local authorities. Siddons-Martin is cooperating with the authorities to determine the nature and cause of this unfortunate accident.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the technician who was injured as well as the injured bystanders.

    ABOUT SIDDONS-MARTIN EMERGENCY GROUP:
    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group is the franchise dealer for Pierce Manufacturing in Texas. It has 10 service centers in Texas and works to deliver the best in response to our customers.

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  • Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015
    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Skeeter Dry-Chemical Quick Attack Unit built for Lyondellbasell’s Bayport Complex.
     
    “This is a serious firefighting machine. A giant fire extinguisher on wheels!”
     
    Key Features:
    • Ford F550 4x4 4-Door Diesel Cab/Chassis
    • Skeeter Custom Aluminum Flat-Bed Body 
      • High Side Passenger Side Compartments 
      • Driver Side Rear Access Step-well
    • 2,000 lb. Burner Fire Control Dry Chemical System with Purple-K Agent
    • Texana Quick Attack Dual Riser, Dual Side Inlet Manifold
    • Dual Elkhart 1250 GPM monitors
    • One 1250 GPM Elkhart Fog Nozzle
    • One Williams Fire & Hazard Control 1,000 GPM / 20 lb. per second Hydro-Chem Nozzle
    • One 100 ft. 1.00” Dry Chemical Hose Reel with a Task Force Tips 7 lbs. per second nozzle

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Skeeter Brush Trucks Goes Industrial


  • Siddons-Martin Emergency Group: Siddons-Martin New Dealer for Wheeled Coach Ambulance

    Siddons-Martin Emergency Group is pleased to announce that we are adding Wheeled Coach Ambulances to our line of EMS Vehicles.

    Wheeled Coach is the largest manufacture of Ambulances. With the Wheeled Coach Product Mix of  Type I, II, and III Ambulances along with our highly customizable Road Rescue Ambulance Products we currently offer we will be able to provide a full line EMS Vehicles to fit any requirements and budget for our Customers in Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico

    We back our products up with Eleven (11) Service Centers and over Thirty-Five (35) Mobile Service Vehicles with EVT /ASE Certified Technicians to make sure your units are always up and running.

    For more information on our EMS products please contact us at 210-823-9584 
  • Eastex Fire Department, TX Orders Two (2) Eastex Velocity Heavy-Duty Rescue Pumpers

    Eastex Fire Department, Harris County, TX, placed an order for Two (2) new Pierce Pumpers. Unit(s) are scheduled for delivery in 9.5-10.5 months. For specific details, call James Campbell at (800) 784-6806.

    Chassis:

    Velocity

    Body:

    Pumper

    Engine:

    ISL9 450hp

    Rear Axles:

    Single

    Tank Size:

    1250 gallons

    Pump:

    Waterous 1500

    Compartments:

    Roll-Up Doors

    Generator:

     10 KW


    Look for updates and photos on facebook at facebook.com/Siddons.Martin.

    About Pierce Manufacturing
    Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

    About Oshkosh Corporation
    Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

  • Northeast Fire & Rescue, TX Orders a Velocity Pumper

    Northeast Fire & Rescue, Harris County, TX, placed an order for a new Pierce Pumper. Unit is scheduled for delivery in 9-10 months. For specific details, call James Campbell at (800) 784-6806.

    Chassis:

    Velocity

    Body:

    Pumper

    Engine:

    ISL 425hp

    Rear Axles:

    Single

    Tank Size:

    1000 gallons

    Pump:

    PUC 1500

    Compartments:

    Roll-Up Doors

    Generator:

     10 KW


    Look for updates and photos on facebook at facebook.com/Siddons.Martin.

    About Pierce Manufacturing
    Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

    About Oshkosh Corporation
    Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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