As of May 1, 2018, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 111 has required a new safety standard for full rear visibility. The standard, which applies to all vehicles with a 10,000 lb gross weight rating or less, expands the scope of FMVSS 111 from mirror visibility standards to include rear visibility of vehicles. […]

The MacQueen Emergency Group invites you to swing on by for our Open House on Thursday, June 21st! The Open House will take place at our recently expanded Apple Valley location and be from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Join us for ballpark-style food, refreshments, a raffle, and more. Raffle prizes will include Pierce swag […]

Pierce 100 Aerial Tower

This year at the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), Pierce Manufacturing Inc. introduced an exciting new addition to the Pierce® Ascendant® Class of Aerials. The Ascendant 100’ Aerial Tower is ideal for customers looking for a mid- or rear-mounted platform and was designed to answer demand for the innovative Ascendant ladder to be available […]

The MacQueen Equipment Group is bringing Training Days on tour! Over the summer of 2018, we will host eight training day events throughout the Midwest. The events will serve as a great refresher course for experienced operators or introductory courses for new owners/operators. This year’s event dates and locations will be: Council Bluffs, IA – […]

One refuse truck that can single-handedly take on rear loader, side loader, and even commercial routes may sound too good to be true. We thought so too, until we saw the Heil MultiPack Automated Side Loader. The MultiPack is the only refuse truck on the market that offers this much flexibility and is fully functional […]

Envirosight VC500 Controller

Envirosight recently introduced the new VC500 controller for the ROVVER X. The VC500 was designed to allow for a more efficient workflow at every step, from crawler operation and video recording to observation entry and report generation. Envirosight has created seven short, easy-to-follow training videos for their new controller. Watch the videos at the link […]

Vactor 2100i

Intuitive. Intelligent. Innovative. Individualized. Incomparable. These are all words to describe Vactor’s latest combination sewer cleaner, the Vactor 2100i, a part of the 2100 series. When you put it all together, you get a machine that combines proven performance with a new level of simplicity and ease. The Vactor 2100i was built around the operator, […]

Elgin Sweeper Crosswind single engine

Elgin Sweeper Company has introduced an innovative single-engine configuration of the Crosswind after years of research and product development. A regenerative air sweeper, the Elgin Crosswind has been a popular sweeping option since it was introduced, especially for flat paved areas. A variable speed device allows one engine to power both the chassis and sweeper […]


MacQueen Emergency Group recently began offering a variety of loose equipment including, among many others, HMA Fire Ultra High Pressure (UHP) Fire Suppression Systems. What is UHP? As defined by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), ultra high pressure is pump pressures above 1100 PSI. By flowing water at these high pressures, the surface area […]

On February 12th, Pierce Manufacturing Inc. announced the delivery of the 2000th Pierce Ultimate Configuration (PUC) pumper! Having been introduced in 2007, this significant milestone represents the tremendous impact that the apparatus has had in the industry since then. The department that took delivery of the 2000th PUC is the Appleton Fire Department, meaning that […]