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Extreme Conditions Call for Elkhart Brass

Alaskan Fire Chief Chooses Unibody Valve and Electronic Controller to Handle Tough Conditions

When Chief Warren Cummings of the Fairbanks Fire Department needed a valve and controller that could handle the Alaskan winter, he turned to the Elkhart Brass Unibody Valve and Electronic Controller.

“We have to work in some pretty tough conditions. Long nights and bitter cold temperatures. In an environment like that, you need equipment you can rely on and equipment that helps make your job easier,” comments Chief Cummings. “We chose the Unibody Valve and Electronic Controller to meet our operational needs.”

Chief Cummings also liked the fact that he got more than just a great product with Elkhart Brass — he got great service. “Elkhart has been real customer-friendly to us over the past few years, and we truly appreciate their efforts.” Chief Cummings continues, “We also liked the fact that our local dealer has taken on the Elkhart line and is stocking repair parts, so we don’t ever have to worry about that, which is a big plus.”

And when it comes to the future of the department’s trucks, Chief Cummings sees no reason to go with anything but Elkhart, “We plan to have Elkhart valves and controllers on all new vehicles.”

Posted: Nov. 6, 2007