Owner David Stonitsch founded South Florida Emergency Vehicles in 2001 with a simple mission: Provide first responders of Florida with the finest apparatus and service. In just ten years, SFEV has grown to become the #1 Sutphen dealer in the country.
David brings to his business a broad range of knowledge about the fire service. David served 20 years as Fire Chief of Camdenton, Mo. He has been an associate instructor for the University of Missouri Fire Training Institute, and served on the board of the Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs. David was founding partner of Precision Fire Apparatus, a Missouri apparatus manufacturer.
SFEV is located in Fort Myers, Fla. With a 10,000-sq-ft service center, mobile service vehicles, and a knowledgeable sales, service and parts staff, SFEV stands ready to meet the needs of first responders today and tomorrow.
Sutphen Fire Apparatus
Sutphen is the oldest continuously owned fire apparatus manufacturer in the United States.
Sutphen was founded in 1890 by C.H. Sutphen. His son Harry took over in the 1930s, building fire apparatus on Ford chassis. Third generation Tom Sutphen designed and built the world’s first telescopic aerial platform in 1954. The design and components of Tom’s innovation are still in use today. Sutphen mid-mount aerial platforms, constructed from aluminum and joined with aircraft HuckBolts, are considered to be the most heavy-duty ladders on the market.
Today, fourth generation Sutphens run the company. Drew Sutphen is president of Sutphen Corporation, and Julie Sutphen is general manager of the Hilliard, Ohio facility. Sutphen operates four manufacturing facilities in Ohio and New York.
For more information, and specifications, please visit sutphen.com.
SFEV partnered with Holmatro Rescue Tools in 2010 to become its Florida dealer.
Holmatro manufactures high performance rescue tools in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Founded in the Netherlands in 1967, Holmatro has 40+ years of experience manufacturing high pressure hydraulic equipment. Through its dealer network, Holmatro offers products, training, service and support to first responders on every continent.
Holmatro has a rich history of product development and innovation. Product improvement is an ongoing process. The challenges of rescue operations are always changing. Today the rescuer must face new materials, new designs and new technologies, whether at the scene of a vehicle accident, building collapse or natural disaster. That’s why Holmatro is always improving, always developing new products, and always bringing new solutions to the marketplace.
Striving to set Holmatro’s quality apart from all others, Holmatro set the bar by being the first and still the only company to offer UL Listed rescue tools. In addition, we offer the most comprehensive line of NFPA Compliant rescue tools in the world.
For more information please visit Holmatro’s site.