OUR COMPANY MISSION

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.

OUR CAPABILITIES

  • 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.

PRINCIPALS

  • Rick J. Jr. & Tina Strauss

    President, Treasurer / Secretary

    Rick J. Jr. & Tina Strauss

    Rick is the President. He is a volunteer firefighter, maintains a Class B Commercial Drivers License, and has attended Hale, Waterous, and Godive pump schools. Rick has MIG and TIG welding training and is a certified Emergency Vehicle Technician. Rick currently serves as a member of the PL Custom Dealer Advisory Group and has also served on Rosenbauer's Dealer Council.
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  • Rich & Ann Strauss

    Founders

    Rich & Ann Strauss

    Founders

MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • Adam Jarrell

    Operations Manager

    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.
    [email protected]

  • 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.
    [email protected]

SALES TEAM

  • 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]

  • John Fisher

    Sales Consultant (Ambulances)

    John Fisher

    Sales Consultant (Ambulances) Central Maryland.
    John is a retired Battalion Chief from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue where he served for 32 years. He has been involved with emergency vehicle maintenance and repair since 1989 and is EVT certified. [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.
    [email protected]

  • Greg Price

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Greg Price

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

  • Keith Twilley

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Keith Twilley

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances) Eastern Shore Maryland & Delaware. For over 30 years Keith has been an active member of the Willards Volunteer Fire Company. He served as Fire Chief for more than 20 years and holds the position of Chief Engineer. Keith's wife Ruth Ann, son C.K., and daughter Jessica are also active in the fire department. Keith brings over a decade of experience in emergency vehicle sales to the DPC sales team. [email protected]

  • Raymond Morris

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Raymond Morris

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

  • Stephen "Redman" Maichle

    Sales Consultant (Fire Apparatus & Ambulances)

    Stephen "Redman" Maichle

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

SERVICE / PARTS / WARRANTY

  • 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

    Parts Assistant

    Kim Whitlock

    Parts Assistant
    [email protected]

  • Mike Richard

    Technician

    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

    Technician

    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

    Technician

    Chris Stant

    Technician

  • Clint Hill

    Technician

    Clint Hill

    Technician
    Clint joined DPC in February 2016 after working for another dealership as a Nissan Master Technician. He is also ASE Certified Master Technician.

  • Dan Menchey

    Technician

    Dan Menchey

    Technician

  • Edward “Fox” Brown

    Technician

    Edward “Fox” Brown

    Technician
    Fox has been with DPC since 2000. He has 29 years experience as a commercial driver and Emergency Vehicle Technician. He is Master ASE Certified Heavy Truck Technician.

  • Kyle Schneeman

    Technician

    Kyle Schneeman

    Technician

FABRICATION

  • 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

    Fabrication

    Kyle Jarrell

    Fabrication

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