Las Cruces, NM – Platte River Equity (“Platte River”) portfolio company Municipal Emergency Services, Inc. (“MES” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its acquisition of Firefighter Trucks, Inc. (“Firefighter Trucks”).  Based in Las Cruces, NM, Firefighter Trucks specializes in fire apparatus distribution and service, and will further diversify MES’ sales territory to encompass Alexis Fire Equipment and HME Ahrens-Fox’s complete product line in New Mexico and Colorado.  The acquisition reinforces MES’ commitment to delivering fire apparatus sales and service and marks a significant milestone in the Company’s growth strategy to provide first responders with the equipment they need.

“We are delighted to welcome Jeff Wood and the talented Firefighter Trucks team to the MES family,” said Tom Hubregsen, CEO of MES.  “This strategic acquisition allows us to further expand our offerings in the first responder market and solidify our commitment to serving those who serve our communities.  By combining the strengths of both organizations, we aim to deliver quality products and services that exceed the expectations of our customers.”

“I have always been dedicated to providing my customers with the best service possible,” said Jeff Wood, CEO of Firefighter Trucks.  “The alliance with MES will enable Firefighter Trucks to offer a level of service that was previously unattainable.  Running a small business means wearing many hats and often being stretched thin.  In the coming years, I look forward to delivering the service and attention that I have always aspired to provide.”

“We are excited to continue supporting the MES management team as it builds the Company into one of the premier distributors for public safety professionals,” added Eric Crawford, Managing Director of Platte River.  “This strategic acquisition and partnership with Firefighter Trucks broadens the Company’s product offering to allow MES to further provide its customers in the first responder segment with the equipment they need.”

About MES

Established in 2001, MES is an equipment supplier and service provider to first responders throughout the United States. MES represents industry brands, including 3M Scott, Point Blank, Honeywell, FireDex, RevolveAir Systems, Seek Thermal, Hurst Jaws of Life, Matex Hose, Elbeco, 5.11 Tactical and many more. MES has a national network of sales representatives, mobile service technicians and in-house service centers strategically located around the United States.


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