Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. Appoints Lynn Kolaja Fire Equipment & Sales as Dealer in Western Pennsylvania and Western New York

SNYDER, NEB. (June 3, 2014) – Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. today announced that Kolaja Fire Equipment and Sales has been named the authorized sales and service dealer for Smeal® brand fire apparatus for Western Pennsylvania and Western New York. This is the third dealer Smeal has added in 2014 to expand its North American distribution network.

Lynn Kolaja Fire Equipment Sales was founded in 1978.  Mr. Kolaja, a veteran firefighter, started as the owner and sole employee. They have grown steadily in its thirty-six years of operation specializing in ambulances, supplies and fire equipment. Kolaja Fire Equipment has been an exclusive distributor for Horton Emergency Vehicles since 1982. The company’s growth permitted a move to a new 7,500 sq. ft. expanded sales & service facility in 1988.  The company became incorporated in 1989 and currently has six full-time and two part-time employees.

Kolaja Fire Equipment’s complete service area provides routine maintenance and care for emergency vehicles.  Their services include Pennsylvania State Inspection, full pump testing and their metal fabrication and welding allow for complete re-chassis and major repairs. Their team of Hale and EVT certified technicians is available 24 hours a day.

Kolaja Fire Equipment Sales is also a distributor for U.S. Tanker Fire Apparatus, Horton Emergency Vehicles and Leader Emergency Vehicles (Type II). Located just south of Union City in Northwestern Pennsylvania, Kolaja Fire Equipment serves Western Pennsylvania and Western New York.

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Smeal Fire Apparatus
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. is recognized as a premier manufacturer, inventor and innovator of customized fire apparatus. They offer a full line of custom and commercial pumpers, rescue pumpers, mini-rescue, mini-pumpers, tender / tankers, aerial ladders, platforms, tractor drawn aerials, and urban interface vehicles. Smeal is committed to leading the industry in high quality fire apparatus, delivery times and customer experience. The company sells its products worldwide and is based in Snyder, Neb.