Amherst, NS Fire Department keeps a good shine on their unit#1. It was built in 2007 by Metalfab of Centreville, NB on a Spartan Advantage chassis. (June 12, 2010 photo)
Metalfab is specialist fire truck manufacturer, using commercial and "custom" chassis- such as Spartan. Their customers are generally smaller and rural departments that do not want to make the major investments required for custom apparatus.
Spartan Motors builds its own line of fire and emergency apparatus, military vehicles, and chassis for fire trucks and motor homes.
Metalfab's web site shows recent deliveries, dating back three years or more at:
Spartan has a big website, with specific info on their Spartan chassis web site: