Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. to Become Exclusive North American Marketing and Distribution Partner for Danko Emergency Equipment

Snyder, NB - Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. today announced that the company has signed an agreement with Danko Emergency Equipment Co. to sell and market Danko's entire line of fire apparatus, skid units and ultra-high and high pressure foam systems. Under this agreement, Smeal will be responsible for North American marketing, sales and service. Smeal's entire dealer network is now the exclusive distribution arm for Danko® products. In addition, Danko will continue as a full-line Smeal dealer, including UST® and Ladder Tower™ apparatus, in Nebraska, Kansas, southern South Dakota and western and central Iowa.

"We have always had an excellent working relationship with our long-time friends and neighbors at Danko Emergency Equipment. This expanded relationship offers both companies unique opportunities. It allows Smeal and our dealers to offer in-demand products to our customers and meet more of their needs. And, for Danko, it allows them to leverage the strength of Smeal's newly expanded North American distribution network, and provide enhanced local service," said Mark Huber, Smeal's President.

Danko's product line includes:
- 1,500 to 5,000 gallon tankers / tenders in wetside, dryside and elliptical configurations
- Mini-pumpers and quick attacks
- Light/medium rescues with 8 to 14 foot bodies lengths
- Wildland flatbeds with skids units from 50 to 500-gallon capacities
- Airport Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIVs), Classes 1, 2 and 3
- Industrial in-plant fire and rescue vehicles
- Ultra-High and High Pressure Fire Suppression Pump Systems

"Our specialty has always been the ability to engineer highly reliable, "get-it-done" fire apparatus and technologies at a very attractive price. Our products work as hard as the people who use them. We're excited by the expanded sales and service opportunities that working with Smeal and its dealers will bring to our company and employees," said Daniel Kreikemeier, Danko's President and CEO.

Danko Emergency Equipment Co.
Danko Emergency Equipment was founded in 1974 and remains a family-owned business, which provides products and service for fire departments, rural fire districts and governmental entities. The company employs about 30 people and is based in Snyder, Neb., which is also home to Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. For more information, visit

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., including US Tanker Fire Apparatus LLC and Ladder Tower Co., is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. The company offers a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini and rescue pumpers, stainless steel tanker / tenders, aerial ladders, platforms, TDA’s, wildland, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. Smeal sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Neb. To learn more, visit

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