Spartan Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc., has announced that it has been awarded by the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Fire Department an order for 20 units. This order
further accentuates Spartan ERV's growth in South America, as over 150 units have been delivered to the region since January 2011. Production for the order will begin immediately, with a scheduled completion date within the next year.

"Sao Paulo, Brazil is one of the largest cities in the world with nearly 21 million citizens in the metropolitan area," said Bill Doebler, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Spartan ERV. "Spartan
ERV is recognized for building some of the safest, most durable fire apparatus in the market as evidenced by Sao Paulo's order. This contract is also another step in Spartan ERV's continued global growth. We value their confidence in our apparatus to protect the people of Sao Paulo."

All 20 units will be Spartan ERV custom pumpers built on Spartan MetroStar cab/chassis featuring the Spartan Chassis Advanced Protection System (APS) and equipped with Euro V emission standard engines and Allison transmissions. Each unit will feature Hale 1,250 gallon-per-minute pumps with compressed air foam Systems and 1,250 gallon water tanks, according to the company.