Blanchat?Blanchat Mfg., Inc. offers many features that come from personal participation and experience during on-scene involvement where problems have occurred. Innovations like the BATROPS (Blanchat Apparatus Transverse Roll Over Protection System) with the Saddle Gate provide six sides of steel protection following SAE J1194. Blanchat trucks are specifically designed to be less hazardous to ride during pump and roll.
Since 1984, I have not only been part of my local fire department, but I have also visited others across the United States. While traveling, I have witnessed the dangers and mistakes that occur in this profession. Through the devastation of this natural threat, I have gained a personal motivation and passion to design a way to provide safety for fellow firefighters. Blanchat Mfg., Inc.'s main priority is to supply safer means in order to accomplish a hazardous task. Our equipment is reliable, user friendly and ready to perform in the most extreme situations. My ultimate goal is to never stop helping protect my brother firefighters from harm while in the line of duty. This is why my company lives by the motto, No matter what, there is always a better way.
Greg Blanchat, Owner
We believe the NFPA must recognize the need of fine fuel firefighters to ride their trucks. Because of this, Blanchat Mfg., Inc. has expended a significant amount of time and effort to develop an exterior Fire Attack Operational Area which meets roll-over protection standard SAE J1194. (The same standard used for wheeled agricultural tractors.)
Introducing the "BEAST" (Blanchat External/Interior Attack Structure Tools). The BEAST allows firefighters to safely make an interior attack from the outside. This eliminates having to open up a structure or enter a hostile environment, eliminating a flashover.
April 7-12, 2014
TEEX Municipal Vendor Show
July 20, 2014
College Station, TX
College Station, TX
August 15-16, 2014