Heiman Fire Equipment was founded in 1947 by Jack B. Heiman, and has been family-owned and operated locally ever since. Building on its modest beginnings of selling fire extinguishers to the local farming community in Ashton, IA, the company has evolved into a multi-faceted company with nationwide fire equipment sales, fire truck manufacturing, service, and refurbishments, plastics fabrication, and industrial sales and service.
Heiman Fire Equipment finished construction on a brand new manufacturing facility and office in Sioux Falls, SD in 2017. This 39,094 square foot, energy efficient building features a 27,332 sq. ft. production area, two-story office, state of the art downdraft paint booth, indoor pump test tank, SCBA and electronics testing & diagnostic center, a truck delivery showroom, customer lounge, and much more.
The new facility combines all three local divisions of Heiman Fire under one roof. Heiman Fire’s sister company, G3 Fire, which fabricates copolymer polypropylene tanks and products, is now housed in the former truck plant. Rosenbauer truck sales are currently managed in-house as well. This allows for more efficient communication and workflow between all divisions of the company, and provides customers with knowledgeable staff during every phase of the purchasing process.
With the addition of the 1,700 ft. showroom, fire departments are now able to take delivery of their new apparatus in-house and walk through each component with their sales reps within the comfort of the facility. Questions, demonstrations, and additions can be addressed and completed efficiently during this time.
Innovation is reflected in every aspect of the building from the energy efficient, automatic LED lighting and radiant floor heating, to the 15,000 gallon in-floor pump test tank. A key new added feature is the downdraft paint booth which pulls paint overspray and contaminants downward and away from the painted object. This reduces the risk of dust and overspray contamination and provides a safer environment for the painter since the overspray is instantly pulled down and away. This also allows for a cleaner finish and less corrections after paint is dry. The building also features a two-story rock climbing wall, and a fitness room for employees.
Nicholas brings his hard-work mentality and hands-on experience as a former Marine to lead our outside sales team to ensure we are providing the best products and service from the best vendors in the fire industry.
Don is here to help our customers through the Heiman Fire truck building and delivery process. Don has been a part of the Heiman team since 2019 and started in our manufacturing shop working on builds and applying graphics .
Scott "Buzz" Oyen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fire apparatus industry to the Heiman Fire team. He is here to help customers from design to delivery.
Roger has been with Heiman Fire since May of 2009. Roger assists customers and also assists the sales force with truck sales, truck spec writing, pricing, ordering truck parts and many other tasks that go along with the truck building process.
Bryon brings his 30 years of firefighter and EMT experience into working with our customers to provide them valuable information when it comes to finding the specific needs for their Rosenbauer apparatus.
Paula helps pull everything together with assisting all our staff with one thing or another over the past 22 years. She is usually the first point of contact when calling into the office and is always on top of finding the right solution.
Kiela brings of breadth of skills that are used to help us share all the features of the apparatus and equipment we provide. She has been a vital part of our growing online success with vendors, customers and our sales staff alike.
Tyler is another of the Larsen family who has been a part of the Heiman family for over a decade. With wildland firefighting experience and working in many different areas of Heiman, there's not much Tyler can't help with.
Nick has been a part of the team since 2018 and in that time he has worn a few hats from building tanks and CNC work for our sister company G3 Fire and working in the Heiman warehouse to finding his way into the roll as Accounts Payable and helping with customer service.
Mary is one of our longest tenured employees and works with many of our great vendors to ensure we have the items and inventory needed to supply all our departments. She has also been a vital part of our growth with her great customer service and support of the sales team.
Nate has spent many years in all avenues of the marketing world, including traditional media, online marketing, social media, graphic design, photography, and trade shows just to name a few.
Chris has a wealth of knowledge and helps Heiman Fire with bookkeeping, cash management, financial reporting and analysis, taxes, payroll, benefits, insurance, compliance, human resources, just to name a few.
Cory's experience and knowledge is essential to the Heiman Fire team as he leads our shop when it comes to building Heiman trucks or taking on repairs and fabrication.
Rodney makes sure everything in the warehouse runs as smooth as possible. Whether it's taking in parts for truck builds or shipping out equipment Rod makes sure it's done right and always with a smile.
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