In 1995, General Safety Equipment became Rosenbauer’s first partner in the US. The company, which is based in Wyoming, Minnesota, was founded in 1929 by Kevin Kirvida’s, the current president, grandfather. General Safety firmly established its tradition of manufacturing top-of-the-line apparatus in 1950, when General Safety’s production work for military bases received the U.S. Army-Navy’s E Award, the highest recognition given to civilian companies. Over the course of the next four decades, the company’s reputation continues to grow. General Safety now produces pumpers, aerials, airport crash vehicles and industrial units. They are regarded as one of America’s leading providers of finely crafted, customized fire apparatus. Today, it forms Rosenbauer Minnesota.
Rosenbauer Minnesota, LLC., one of Rosenbauer America’s four production centers, is located in Wyoming, MN. The plant specializes in custom vehicles, technically demanding fire service trucks, which are manufactured according to individual customer requirements. In addition, vehicles are produced for export along with two types of PANTHER ARFF.