Sutphen Corporation: A stalwart in firetruck manufacturing

DUBLIN, Ohio – Only a handful of companies manufacture fire trucks, and the Sutphen Corporation is one of the oldest.

The 123-year-old, family-owned company is on its fourth generation of Sutphen’s at the helm.

The Sutphen Company, located in Dublin, makes pumpers and aerial ladders for fire departments across the country and around the world, all by hand.

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First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.)

FREE is a program of the National Auto Body Council (NABC).

Would you like to host a great community service event at your body shop? How about filling your shop with first responders from your area?

The NABC is seeking body shops interested in hosting F.R.E.E. (First Responder Emergency Extrication) events in 2013.

F.R.E.E. is a community service program that helps local fire departments keep abreast on the latest new technology in vehicles. These events feature classroom training on new high strength metals, airbags and restraint systems. Training is also given on electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles.

Questions? Email or call the NABC at at 888-667-7433.