Dinges Fire Company acquires fire truck mobile service and repair company

Derek Feuss (left) and Nicholas C. Dinges (right) finalize the acquisition of Fox Apparatus Repair & Maintenance by Dinges Fire Company. Photo submitted

Wyoming, Iowa – Dinges Fire Company recently acquired Fox Apparatus Repair & Maintenance, adding a fourth mobile service unit to its fleet. 

Derek Feuss, owner of Fox Apparatus Repair & Maintenance, joined DFC in 2020 as a sales representative serving fire departments in northeast Iowa. He will continue in this role while joining the mobile service department. 

DFC offers preventative maintenance and repair on rescue and extrication tools and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) across the Midwest. Feuss will also do warranty work on Toyne Fire Trucks and vehicles in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Feuss is an 11-year fire fighter currently serving as the assistant fire chief for the Oxford Junction Fire Department. He purchased Fox Apparatus Repair & Maintenance from its founder in 2017 and served 125 customers in eastern Iowa. 

“We are excited to expand our mobile service capabilities to include on-site fire apparatus repair and preventative maintenance and look forward to growing the service segment of our company by adding Fox Apparatus Repair to our 90-person team,” said Nicholas C. Dinges, CEO of Dinges Fire Company. 

This marks the third acquisition for DFC in three years. 

Dinges Fire Company serves fire departments and emergency personnel in seven Midwestern states with a mission to protect America’s first responders with the best safety and protection equipment on the market and be a catalyst for positive change in those communities served. 

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