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Summer 2016

Recent Deliveries from CustomFIRE

"This is our fifth truck from CustomFIRE.  Starting with the spec of the truck, the work with you and offer suggestions and options you may not have thought of to help make your Department more efficient.  CustomFIRE will accommodate your schedule and will answer any questions you have in a timely manner.  They also deliver a quality truck for years to come."
Lower St. Croix Valley Fire Department
Kris Peterson
LSCVFD Fire Chief

Get more info on Lower St Croix Valley FD's new Pumper at

"Ideal Fire Department recently took delivery of a new Rescue Pumper from CustomFIRE.  This is the second truck we have purchased from them.  We have had a great experience with our first truck purchase from the initial design until now, 5 years later.  With our past experience from CustomFIRE, we decided to go with them for this truck as well.  They helped us through the HGAC process, specs, and design.  They do a great job of helping to design a  functional truck for any application and the quality is second to none."

Idea Fire Department
Ryan Schultz
Ideal Fire Chief

Get more info on Ideal FD's Rescue Pumper at
Feature in Focus

Many Cities, Counties, Towns, Districts, and other political subdivisions are faced with pressure that occurs when demands for their services outpace their financial resources.  In recent times, this pressure has become ever more burdensome.  In order to keep up with a regular equipment replacement schedule, municipal organizations have to become more creative in finding alternatives to simple using their capital reserves to purchase their much needed equipment.  To cope with this problem, many political subdivisions are turning to an alternative that has long been recognized as a source of funding for capital expenditures - Lease Purchase Financing.
Advantages of lease purchase financing:
-Eliminates the need to large, up-front cash outlays.
-Allows for greater budget flexibility because these plans can be tailored to fit the cash flow requirements of each individual organization.
-Enables cities, counties, fire districts, and volunteer fire departments to take advantage of low interest rates available to qualified political subdivisions.
-Allows an organization to purchase equipment at today's prices, not next year's increase.
-Eliminates the financial and operational challenge of keeping worn out or obsolete equipment in service.
-Maximizes limited budget funds, as only the current year's lease payments are included in the operating budget and all municipal lease purchase contracts contain a non-appropriations clause.
-Frees up additional capital for other pressing needs.
-Provides the municipality with a fixed, locked-in payment and interest rate which simplifies the budgeting process. 
Employee Profile

Kristi Scheet began her career with CustomFIRE in 1989 as the receptionist and over the past 27 years, Kristi has been involved in many areas of the company from Administrative duties, Human Resources, Sales Assistance, purchasing of chassis’, and being an integral part of the Management Team. Her tenure and experience in many facets of the company make her a go-to person for the staff as well as a familiar face for many of our customers and vendors.

Kristi’s favorite part of any day is the Customer contact – working through chassis details, change orders, and paperwork needed as a truck is sold, built, and delivered. Customer visit days and the excitement associated with delivery of the new truck are the best ones – it’s all in paying attention to the details!

Kristi has served on a United Way, Village and Fire Boards. She enjoys traveling when the opportunity arises but the huge joy in her life is absolutely family.
Upcoming Events and Conventions
Coming up you can find CustomFIRE at:

The Wisconsin Fire Chief's Convention at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI
Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th, 2016
We will also be hosting our annual customer appreciation event.  Stop by our booth at the convention center if you didn't receive your invitation in the mail.

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