To assist firefighters in protecting lives and property by providing the best “One-Stop-Shop” in Delaware and Maryland for complete emergency vehicle sales, certified service, and custom fabrication.

It is our vision that all fire and emergency apparatus owned and operated in Delaware and Maryland will meet NFPA, ISO, and DOT recommendations and requirements.


  • Provide bumper-to-bumper warranty service on all fire apparatus and ambulances that we sell.
  • Authorized Service & Warranty Center for Rosenbauer, Spartan Chassis, PL Custom, Detroit Diesel, Allison, Hale, and Waterous.
  • Perform warranty work for Spartan and Freightliner chassis on any make/model of emergency vehicle.
  • Perform complete fire pump preventive maintenance program; pump repair, overhaul, installation;and NFPA pump testing.
  • Perform complete engine and transmission preventive maintenance programs, mechanical and electrical repairs, and D.O.T. inspection.
  • Perform complete aerial / ladder service & repairs and offer UL performed aerial / ladder testing.

  • Perform custom fabrication of brush trucks, skid units, and SUV conversions for EMS vehicles.
  • Perform chassis and body fabrication, modification, and refurbishing.
  • Sell accessory items associated with emergency apparatus (i.e. lights, sirens, etc.).
  • Provide vehicle pick-up and delivery service by commercially licensed driver.
  • Extensive line of parts and loose equipment.re pump preventive maintenance program; pump repair, overhaul, installation;and NFPA pump testing.


  • Rick J. Jr. & Tina Strauss

    President, Treasurer / Secretary

    Rick J. Jr. & Tina Strauss

    Richard J. Strauss, Jr. President (Rick) - Rick is the President and owner. He is a volunteer firefighter, maintains a Class B Commercial Drivers License, and has attended Hale, Waterous, and Godive pump schools. Additionally, Rick has MIG and TIG welding training and is a certified Emergency Vehicle Technician. Rick has served on Rosenbauer Dealer Council and is a currently part of the PL Custom Dealer Advisory Group

    Tina M Strauss -Secretary Tina is the Secretary and owner. She is a graduate of Goldey Beacon College and rejoined the daily operations of DPC recently

  • Ann and Rich Strauss


    Ann and Rich Strauss

    Ann and Rich Strauss - Ann and Rich the Founders of DPC Emergency Equipment have retired completely and the move of DPC ownership to Rick and Tina has been completed as of Sept 30, 2017.


  • Jeff Wallace

    Operations Manager/ Special Projects

    Jeff Wallace

    Jeff joined the DPC Team in October 2017. Jeff brings 14 years of experience from the Logistics and Car Care Industries where he served in the roles of Operations Manager and General Manager. Jeff and his family currently reside in Middletown.

  • Adam Jarrell

    Sales Coordinator

    Adam Jarrell

    Adam has been a part of the DPC team since April 2007 and has over 15 years of service in Fire/EMS. Currently he serves as Chief Engineer with the Felton Community Fire Company. Adam resides in the Felton area with his wife and two sons.
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  • Mike Heston

    Sales Manager

    Mike Heston

    Mike joined DPC in 2013. He brings 40 plus years of fire service / industry experience with him. Mike started his career as a Volunteer Firefighter in 1974. He has worked for a major manufacturer & owned his own fire equipment dealership. His solid understanding of the industry coupled with his passion for the business makes him a perfect fit at DPC. Mike was Co-Chair of the NFPA 1912 Committee and a 911 First Responder.
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  • Kelsey Pardee

    Office Manager

    Kelsey Pardee

    Kelsey has been with DPC since 2003 and has over 14 years of experience in Office Administration. She previously worked in the banking industry for 13 years where she obtained financial experience as a mortgage lender and client service representative. Kelsey originally comes from the state of North Dakota and now resides in Harrington DE with her husband.
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  • J.T. Bartz

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances) Eastern Shore MD & DE

    J.T. Bartz

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances) Eastern Shore Maryland & Delaware
    [email protected]

  • Ron Willet

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Ron Willet

    Ron brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the DPC sales team. His volunteer service began in 1968 with the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department (MD) During his tenure Ron has held many top positions such as Fire Chief and President. He continues to serve as an active member & is on the Board of Directors, some 40 years later. Ron began his professional fire service career in 1987 with Fort Myer Fire and Emergency Services. He retired in late 2010 at which time he held the rank of Assistant Chief. Ron has worked in fire apparatus sales for 30 years, including 18 years with E-One.
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  • Greg Price

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Greg Price

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances) Western Maryland.
    [email protected]

  • Raymond Morris

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Raymond Morris

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances) Eastern Shore Maryland & Delaware.
    [email protected]


  • Jimmy Bell

    Fabrication Manager

    Jimmy Bell

    Jimmy has been with DPC since 2000. He has over 20 years of fabrication experience. He is AWS Qualified D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, & D1.4. Preference is aluminum TIG. His passion is designing, fabricating and harnessing custom items. Always trying new ideas, making things that work well and are aesthetically pleasing. In his spare time, Jimmy is a volunteer baseball coach for local little league as well as travel baseball.
    [email protected]

  • Kyle Jarrell


    Kyle Jarrell


  • Seth Greenberg


    Seth Greenberg


  • John Vansciver


    John Vansciver



  • Orlando Cano

    Service Manager

    Orlando Cano

    Service Manager
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  • Norman Husfelt

    Parts Supervisor

    Norman Husfelt

    Parts Supervisor
    He has been a volunteer firefighter for 22 years and has over 20 years of experience in parts management.
    [email protected]

  • Kim Whitlock

    Service Assistant/Warranty

    Kim Whitlock

    Parts Assistant
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  • Josh Ripoll

    Part Assistant

    Josh Ripoll

    Part Assistant



  • Mike Richard


    Shop Supervisor

    Mike is an ASE certified Medium/Heavy Truck Technician with over 30 years experience in heavy truck service and repair. He has attended Hale and Waterous Pump Schools, American LaFrance, Freightliner, Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Allison training. He also maintains a Class B Commercial Drivers License. Mike was also named “Medium/Heavy Truck Technician of the Year” by ASE for 2009.
    [email protected]

  • Jimmy Price


    Jimmy Price

    Jimmy joined DPC in July 2014 bringing with him over 10 years experience as a Emergency Vehicle Technician. He is ASE Certified Master Truck Tech and EVT Level II. Jimmy has been a volunteer fire fighter for 27 years and has served as chief for the last 8 years.

  • Chris Stant


    Chris Stant


  • Kenny Adkins


    Kenny Adkins


  • Larry Trybus


    Larry Trybus


  • Ken Babcock


    Ken Babcock


  • Eric Dixon


    Eric Dixon


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