A north Alabama company with a lot of heart has earned its reputation in the fire apparatus industry as one of the best – and kindest – in the business.
In the late ‘90’s, a volunteer firefighter at Brindlee Mountain Fire Department forged a new path while in search for a pumper for his Station 3 department. On the very first call after purchasing a suitable used pumper, the engine lost power and shut down. James Wessel, who chaired the department’s apparatus purchasing committee, learned first-hand about the difficulty of trusting the honor code of certain dealers after going through the warranty process.
This realization gave Wessel the idea of moving to the used firetruck industry. With much prayer and passion, he decided to secure his first pumper. Within three months, the pumper was sold to a nearby department, and Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus was in business.
Located just south of Huntsville, AL, Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus has become one of the world’s largest used fire truck sales and service companies with a 43 acre campus, containing over 100 fire trucks and providing Fire Truck Repair and Maintenance services to 100s of Fire Departments each year.
Integrity and commitment are two aspects at the center of any outreach project or purchase process at Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus.
Lakeland Industries saw this first-hand, when our team was invited to use the campus for a Lakeland Fire photoshoot. From the moment we arrived, each employee made it their mission to ensure a pleasant experience. We were given full access to the apparatuses on campus, and even had a representative spend the day assisting with any last-minute details we needed.
Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus has built a reputation of servant leadership and community partnership throughout the nation. Lakeland Industries was honored to join forces with their team, and we look forward to partnership projects in the future with this devoted department.