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After 20 years Al Schuster, machinist, retires

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Al Schuster’s 20+ years of employment at FRC was celebrated at his retirement party yesterday. Al ran a lot of the older manual machines for milling and lathe work which at one time were a more critical portion of production. As most of FRC’s production has shifted over the years to CNC machining, we still kept Al very busy with prototyping and special piece jobs. Al’s son Greg was in attendance at the party (another former FRC employee!) and many employees shared stories of days gone by like how Al used to bring fresh bread from his local bakery one day a week. Al is pictured below with Shop Foreman Mike Felice and he hopes to continue in his role as Fire Police with his local FD.

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LED Upgrade Offer extended!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

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New Additions to our Sales Team!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ron Truhler, VP of Sales – Emergency Division, announced effectively immediately the following new additions to the Safe Fleet Emergency & Industrial Sales team. “These new members will be focused on the Emergency market customer development and sales growth for Elkhart Brass, ROM, FoamPro & FRC with responsibilities within their respective territories. As outlined below, each brings a great deal of unique industry experience (both sales and end-user perspective) that will support their efforts.”


Rick Fix Announces Retirement

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

NESCONSET, NY (April 26, 2016)

RickFixRick Fix, Divisional Vice President of National Sales for the Safe Fleet Emergency & Industrial group, has announced his retirement effective April 15, 2016.

Toh Meng, Senior Vice President of the group stated “Rick’s departure marks the end of an era for our organization. His expertise in selling and his guidance has enabled us to continue to provide the best service to our customers”

Meng added “Rick has been an integral part of the company for the last 14 years. He will always be remembered as the hardworking, dedicated, and friendly person. Rick is very passionate about the Fire and Emergency industry he served, especially the products he sold and how they are able to make the operation safer for the fire and emergency responders”.

Rick was very active within the NFPA community, helping the organization with new safety standard recommendations. Rick is also a long time active participant in FAMA (Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association) where he dedicated his time to make the fire service better and safer.

On behalf of the entire Safe Fleet organization, we would like to thank Rick for the many years of service and extend our gratitude for his contributions; he will be greatly missed. We all wish him the very best, good health and happiness as he moves on to the next chapter of his life.

Effective immediately, please direct inquiries to your regional sales manager or service representative for prompt attention. Any questions, please call 816.293.9040 or email info@safefleet.net

Anti Bullying Grant Winner

Monday, February 1st, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a school star, Minnesauke Elementary School from East Setauket, NY, knows the answer. For more than two years school educators have taught students to be Sharing, Trustworthy, Accepting, Respectful, and Serving (S.T.A.R.S.). This year their program was selected for the Safe Fleet 2015 United Against Bullying Grant. Safe Fleet and its subsidiaries held the United Against Bullying Grant competition, receiving over 65 applications from school transportation departments across the United States and Canada. Minnesauke Elementary School’s program immediately attracted the Selection Committee’s attention through its focus on education of both students and school bus drivers.

In 2015, Safe Fleet offered $50,000 in grant money to put towards anti bullying campaigns. We had 65 school districts across the US and Canada apply for the grant and 15 of those school districts were chosen to receive money from the grant to start their own or enhance their current anti-bullying program

Fire Research Corp., visited Minnesauke Elementary School in Three Village Central School District, to reward their educational team for the amazing work and presented the grant award for the development and expansion of their anti-bullying initiatives.


Pictured Left to Right:

Linda Messina, Minnesauke Elementary School Assistant Principal, Brian Biscari, Minnesauke Elementary School Principal, Lisa Radesco, Fire Research HR Manager, Leia Woodruff, Minnesauke Elementary School Social Worker, Cheryl Pedisich, Three Village CSD Superintendent, Bill Connors, Three Village CSD Board of Ed, President

We are happy to report that Leia Woodruff, Minnesauke’s School Social Worker applied for this grant and was one of the 15 chosen to receive grant money to expand their STARS program. While Leia indicated that through the STARS program, they have seen a decrease in behavior referrals to the main office, the majority of behavior infractions continue to occur on their school buses. This grant money will help the school work with bus drivers and students to implement a rewards system on the bus; catch the students shining like STARS on the bus and promote good character.

We look forward to seeing the students strive to earn these rewards and be discouraged from engaging in any sort of bullying behavior on the buses!