Career & Municipal Fire Departments
Estimate fire truck payment for budgeting purposes.
Show your council buying a truck now makes financial sense.
Learn options, best practices, common mistakes, and money saving ideas.
Our Unique Approach
Our typical community saves over $11,000.
How can we get a truck this year and start payments in next year’s budget?
How can we have lower payments while we finish paying off the last truck?
How can we reduce our borrowing cost? Municipal fire departments have unique budgeting requirements.
The truck need doesn’t always match up with the budget timing.
That’s how the specialized help from First Bankers can make a difference. We’ve seen thousands of scenarios and can draw upon that experience to help your department get the truck you need… in the budget you have.
Tools & Info page for more FREE tools designed to help your department’s situation.
Did you know that the typical First Bankers customer learns how to save $10,000 when financing their fire truck?
That is the kind of useful information that helps fire departments show they are wise with their money.
To learn more about how we help fire departments save $10,000,
click here to learn about the FireLending Approach™
Before financing our truck, we did a lot of research and had a lot of statistics to look at. This was our first time working with First Bankers, and we plan on using them again in the future. They have been great to deal with. The have always been very attentive and we felt very comfortable.
Asst. Chief Dan Cimini Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
We were concerned how everything works, and getting everything squared away with the state. Your company was very knowledgeable and trustworthy. We didn’t look anywhere else.
Asst. Chief Eric Foreman Jackson Township, Indiana
Having the money saving ideas was great. I printed out copies for everyone and handed them out at the meeting so they could see the figures.
Chief Grant Boyer East Greenville, Pennsylvania
We have financed four trucks with First Bankers. I would recommend them because the people are friendly and the process went very smoothly.
Chief Paul Sabel Arizona City, Arizona
At first we really didn't know what we were getting into with the process of financing a truck. Other places talked about these great deals, but they really weren't. First Bankers showed us more than one option. They had our best interests at heart. We have now financed 4 trucks in the last 5 years with them.
Glenn Barnhardt Leesburg, Virginia
Tax-exempt financing is a little complicated. I didn't know much about it. The documentation specialist at First Bankers worked with us and guided us through the whole process.
Ken Messer Arcadia Township, Michigan
We had financed 8 or 9 trucks before, and this time, working with First Bankers was by far the best and easiest. The whole experience was painless and they did all of the paperwork and filings for us. We will definitely work with First Bankers in the future, and recommend them to other departments.
Ken Ziegelbauer Saint Lawrence Fire Department, Wisconsin
We liked the Ideas Step, it was very useful. We ended up going with one of the money-saving ideas.
Chief Scott Cowan Laurel Grove Fire Department, North Carolina
We leased a $1 million ladder truck with First Bankers. This was my first vehicle lease experience. They provided different options to consider and guidance every step of the way. The whole process from start to finish was a great experience. The communication was great and the customer service was excellent.
Chief Michael Ambriscoe Chatham, MA Fire-Rescue Department
This is our fourth truck we financed through First Bankers. We were provided multiple options so we could make the best choice for the department. Everything was clearly explained and went according to plan. It was painless from the first phone call.
Carl Cimino, President College Park Volunteer Fire Department
It was the right decision to go with First Bankers. The process was easy and was pleasant.
They not only worked with us, they pointed out ways that would benefit our department.
We will definitely us them whenever we need to update our fleet. We heartily recommend First Bankers for any department.
David Thompson Newark Fire Protection District
They were there to assist us with any questions we had. That is why we financed our third truck with First Bankers. We look forward to working with them in the future.
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