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Rosenbauer Group is an Austrian fire apparatus company created in 1866 by Johann Rosenbauer. Now based in Leonding, Austria, Rosenbauer is one of the biggest and most important fire services companies in the world, with sales in over 100 countries. The company operates production facilities in Austria, Germany, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the United States.

Rosenbauer America produces for the United States, Canada and a few countries in Central and South America. A network of dealers support operations throughout the Americas. Rosenbauer America was created in 1995 when Rosenbauer entered into an agreement with the General Safety Equipment Corporation. Operations were expanded when Central States Fire Apparatus joined the fold in 1998. In 2000, Rosenbauer purchased R.K. Aerials.


Rosenbauer has facilities in Lyons, South Dakota which is its headquarters, Wyoming, Minnesota and Fremont, Nebraska where the aerial division is located.


Rosenbauer builds a full spectrum of apparatus, including:

  • Pumpers, pumper-tankers, tankers on commercial and custom chassis (also their own American chassis, the Commander R-Series)
  • Wildland pumpers
  • Mini-pumpers
  • Airport rescue apparatus
  • Light and heavy rescue
  • Aerial ladder trucks; brand-name products in North America include:
    • Viper
    • Cobra
    • Roadrunner (aerial water towers, 51' or 68')
    • Raptor (single-axle aerial platform, 102')
    • T-Rex (articulating aerial platform, 115')
    • Tractor-Drawn Aerial (100')

Rosenbauer America also markets the Green Star line of products, designed to reduce diesel truck emissions. In addition to apparatus, the corporate parent company also provides a wide range of firefighting products, including personal protective gear, portable pumps and firefighting systems.

Since 2012, Rosenbauer America has also produced its own line of custom chassis:

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North American fire departments operating Rosenbauer apparatus

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