When we became aware of FentonFire.com, we were thrilled as had wanted to sell our fire pumper for some time and didn't know quite how. We had amazing results and two great offers. The business transactions were simple to do online. FentonFire handled everything and the 10% commission for advertising and selling was so reasonable. Would recommend them to anyone!
I just wanted to tell you both what a great experiance it was dealing with Fenton Fire in the recent purchase of the 1959 Crown Firecoach from Mr. Mike McDonald. As background I am new to the hobby of collecting/restoring antique automobiles and trucks having just retired from the Railroad after 36 years. I've always been interested in Firetrucks, and learned of Fenton Fire, and ultimately Mr. McDonald's wonderful machine while "surfing" the internet. With no prior knowledge of where and how to purchase such vehicles, your Company was a great source for a private collector like myself. Its been a constant learning curve. I have never bought a vehicle sight unseen let alone had it shipped cross country. Inspection, payment and transport were all sources of great concern for me, and I know my hesitation caused Mr. McDonald no shortage of stress. The cooperation, honesty and patience of Mr. McDonald goes beyond words! He made sure the Crown was in tip top shape, changing oil and filter and having his personal mechanic (who has maintained the Crown for the entire 20 years he owned it), even come in on overtime to change a leaking fuel pump! He made the Firetruck available for my Inspector, and assisted in showing him the key areas. (Although professional, I don't think my inspector was familiar with firetrucks). And Mr. McDonald was more than patient in waiting while I arranged the funds from my financial accounts, which was daunting in itself. I think he's a credit and testament to your Company in what kind of people you represent as clients. Bringing buyer and seller together is the goal, and your Company and Mr. McDonald went above and beyond for me! I hope to use Fenton Fire in the future, and will certainly recommend them to my newfound Firetruck Muster friends. Sincerely,
This was the second piece of apparatus that you have brokered for us, we have had a great experience both times. I appreciate your professionalism and the quickness that you communicated back to me. With 33 years in the Fire Service I would highly recommend the service you provide to others.
The Keystone Valley Fire Department would like to thank Fenton Fire (Jim Campbell) for their continued support and service over and over again. KVFD since its consolidation in 2013 has sold over eight pieces of apparatus through Fenton Fire including surplus equipment. Fenton Fire and Jim Campbell have sold Four (4) ambulances for KVFD, Two (2) Engines, One (1) Pumper-Tanker, and currently our Rescue is up for-sale. KVFD cannot thank Fenton Fire enough for their great customer service, assistance to both the seller and buyer and most importantly constant contact to make the sale and/or the buy. The sales have been made easy, they got our unit or Equipment up quickly on their site, and soon the inquiries were coming in, they do a great job promoting units for sale. Again thank you to Jim and his staff for their assistance and quick customer service.
Your service was of great value to us in selling two items on your website. The marketing exposure is something we could not have done ourselves and the process you have is easy to use in connecting buyers and sellers. Thanks
Shawn Kilian Assistant Fire Chief Wabaunsee County Fire District # 4
Working through this sale with Fenton Fire was one of the most simple and straight forward processes I have been involved in for a long time. Your communications have all been timely and straight forward. All changes to marketing price and timing could not have been better. If all business transactions were this smooth, it would be a great thing. I appreciate your customer service attitude very much. Thanks,
Everyone here at the Mozart VFD really appreciate the service you provided us in selling our light rescue. We had constant contact with you 7 days a week & we're getting other departments interested from all over the country in which we would have never reached. It didn't take long and with the post from you guys and Fenton putting us in touch with a great department almost 1500 miles away, we sold our light rescue as planned. The price you guys estimated was right on point with what we needed. We will be using you all in the future for the sell of our next pumper. Thanks again for everything your company has done for us. Thank you,
It has been a pleasure working with Team at Fenton Fire in selling our Brush Truck. Their marketing, advertisement, internet sales and process was easier than expected. Being volunteer firefighters we would have never been able to reach so many perspective buyers. I would recommend Fenton Fire for selling of any fire apparatus and equipment and will continue to use them in the future. Thank You
I have used Fenton Fire Equipment to sell 4 different apparatus over the past five years with great success each time. All the apparatus have also sold within four weeks. Fenton's customer outreach is spectacular and the customers are great as well. You could not ask for anything better. Keep up the excellent job.
We have had the pleasure of working with James Campbell and FENTONFIRE.COM for over a year. Jim professionally and expeditiously has managed our listings. We recently had two vehicles purchased within two weeks of the listing with FENTONFIRE.COM. If you have an appropriate vehicle or equipment to sell then we highly recommend that you list it with FENTONFIRE.COM.
It has been great working with the staff at Fenton Fire as they were quick to get us the names of people with a potential interest in our vehicle. This is the second vehicle we have sold through them and both experience have been of the highest regard. They staff have made selling the vehicle very seemless and without any issues. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.
We are very pleased with the results of advertising with Jim and his staff at Fenton Fire Equipment. To us the site is attractive and appealing and found it to be very user friendly. Once we sent in the info and pictures of the truck we were selling, it was no-time and it was listed on their site. We had asked for a change in the add and it was done immediately. We had advertised locally earlier but had no results. Because the Fenton site has such wide spread coverage, we had a buyer from Tennessee within only a short time. Would not hesitate to use Fenton's service again.
I would like to let everyone know what a pleasure it has been working with Jim Campbell from Fenton Fire once again, we have sold an engine through Jim about ten years ago, sold our old pagers through him, and now he has helped us sell our rescue. Even though we have not worked with him for a few years, when I called he remembered our dept. and as always went above and beyond to help us, he even has contacts in Canada and overseas he put us in touch with, was very fair as always with his commission and gave us fair market pricing to help us sell our trucks and equipment. If and when another vehicle or piece of apparatus needs sold, Jim will be the first person I call to help us. Once again a great big Thank You to Jim,
"Jim and his team at Fenton are outstanding. They are very receptive to our needs, and they listen carefully. Their knowledge is vast, and they very quickly work to combine buyers and sellers and don’t get in the way of negotiations. Our trucks go up almost immediately on their website, their commission structure is fair, and they are absolutely a great group of people to work with! We will use them for every equipment sale!"
It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of my 1947 Jeep fire truck. Your help in establishing a fare price resulted in the first interested buyer arrived two days after you posted the truck and purchased it. I'm happy that this special truck found a good home and the entire experience was positive. Thank you
Dear sir: As vice president of our fire department I reached out to Fenton Fire when our original engine was replaced with a newer, fancier, heavier, bigger unit. Mr Jim Campbell assisted us greatly in formatting a meaningful description and picture version of our surplus equipment. He also helped us arrive at a fair market value, since asking prices were all over the map for solid, reliable but seasoned apparatus in excellent shape. Once listed, Mr. Campbell provided swift, courteous service reagrding interested parties who would have bought this without hesitation if transport distance had been shorter. Each contact was presented professionally and followed up without delay. When the right prospective purchaser was introduced, Mr. Campbell stayed in the background ready to assist as necessary. In summary, we were very pleased with Fenton Fire and Mr. Campbell's service. Thanks to him this stainless steel 1000 gal unit still is in emergency service with a needy fire & rescue company, rather than being reduced to a honey bucket or cattle water truck as some greedy local people had hoped. Sincerely,
"I purchased the 72 Mack "Gold" fire truck on Saturday and I would like to say that I am very pleased with the quick and efficient assistance I received from Jim C. in facilitating this transaction. I also had excellent communication from the seller. My wife and I enjoyed meeting and talking with him and we were very happy that he took a lot of time with us going over the mechanical details of the rig. We are confident that we will be able to contact him in the future with any questions. Thank You,
I would like to thank you on behalf of the Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department for putting us toward the purchase of the fire truck from the Nanjemoy fire department we are very pleased to have found this great truck, thank you very much. Sincerely,
Fenton provided us with great customer service and assistance getting our unit sold. Jim also provided some follow-up assistance after the sale. I would recommend them to anyone buying or selling a piece of apparatus. Thanks again,
Jim Fairweather Deputy Chief West Bradford Fire Co., Pennsylvania
For the second time Fenton fire made our apparatus sale easy , they got our unit up quickly on their site, and soon later the inquires were coming in, they do a great job promoting units for sale. Our Ambulance found a great new home in Eurcka South Dakota through this site. Thanks Again to Jim and his staff for their assistance and quick customer service.
Thanks again for all of your assistance with the sale of our engine. This is the second vehicle that you helped us sell and we appreciate your service. Not only did you advertise and get the word out that the vehicles were for sale, you helped us set a fair price for the vehicles. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Wanted to thank you for the great customer service your company provided to the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company in the recent sales of our 1996 Heavy Rescue. Your company worked quickly with getting all the information on our rescue and also recommending a good price for us to begin our listing at. You posted out advertisement of sales and on the same day it was posted I received a call from your company with what ended up being the buyer of our rescue. Any question, or concerns, I was quick to get a returned call or email. Again thanks on behalf of the Greenwood Fire Company!!!
I would like to thank Mr. Cambell and Fenton Fire for all of their assistance. They provided great exposure for our unit to be viewed by a large quantity of organizations and made the entire process unencumbered. I highly recommend their organization to anyone trying to sale a vehicle and plan on using them in the future as the need arises.
I have used Fenton Fire to both purchase and sell fire equipment, including trucks. The help Jim and his crew provide and the wide range of people a website can expose your product to, has made the process easy, efficient and enjoyable. I would recommend this service to anyone!
Selling a fire truck isn't like selling a pick-up. The market is much more specialized. If you're going to sell a fire truck, you need to advertise it where people in the market for one will see it. The best place I've found to do just that is www.fentonfire.com. I have advertised two pumpers through Fenton Fire and have sold both of them. It couldn't have been easier, and they are very pleasant, and fair, to deal with. I highly recommend them.
Jim , It has been a great experience working with you on our 1997 KME pumper we sold , you have done a great job with communication and following up , you have made my part easy, there is no doubt that we will be working with Fenton Fire on future projects , I would be proud to call you one of our own members. Thanks for all you do .
We at the Ryan Twp. Fire Co. are very satisfied with all of the assistance that Fenton Fire Equipment has provided to our 100% volunteer organization. Our members all work full-time jobs and could not have put in the time and effort that it takes to properly advertise these trucks and make the sale. Fenton Fire Equipment has exceeded our expectations of a fire equipment broker. We will recommend Fenton Fire Equipment to any local fire companies trying to sell a used piece of apparatus or equipment. ThanksJ
I would like to take a Moment to Thank You for all the Assistance you gave us on Listing and Selling our Truck. From Start to Sold was just a little over a Week. We were really Unsure how to Start the Selling Process, but you Walked me through Each Step of it and it was Super Easy. I know we will be a Return Customer when we have more Trucks or Equipment to Sell. Again Thank You.
We really liked the "ease of use" factor with Fenton. Since we are volunteers we juggle several paid jobs as well as our fire department responsibilities. Being able to correspond via quick emails rather than playing phone tag makes life much easier. Obviously the exposure is there since we were able to sell our unit in roughly a month for a fair price. Thanks,
Thank you so much for your assistance in selling my skid unit and used Firetruck. After the recent death of my husband, it was up to me to sell this equipment and I would not have been able to do it without your assistance. I sincerely appreciate all your efforts in connecting me with buyers for both of my items. Thanks again and I will make sure to recommend you to others selling fire trucks and equipment. Thanks again,
Thank you very much for your support. Not only did we sell the vehicle, but it has gone on to another children's program similar to what we had used it for. That really enhanced our pleasure in selling it. We can't thank you enough for all of your help in bringing our fire truck to the attention of a far broader consumer base than we could have done on our own. Thanks again.
It was great working with Jim Campbell , we placed our 1995 Rescue online with Fenton Fire Equipment in December and sold our truck in February for full price . We had hits from Texas,Canada,South Carolina and Pennsylvania . Jim was real quick getting us information and then it was up to us to negotiate with the costumer . Once again great tool to sell used equipment
The only way to sell anything is to get it in front of the right buyer, and fire trucks are a very specialized market. The Fenton Fire Equipment website was a big help to me in selling my Ward LaFrance pumper. The right buyer came to the website and found just what he was looking for. It was a win-win for both of us. Thank you for providing the service.
Fenton Fire's quality/efficient service assisting with the sale of our units was outstanding, as Fenton Fire, as usual, went well above what customer service is suppose to be handled. Prompt replies to my multiple emails, phone calls, adjustments to the photographs/information for the advertisement where professionally handled and easily made. Since I first used Fenton Fire in 2006, with your assistance in the selling of our Air Unit, I am glad to see the quality of service Fenton Fire provided in 2006 continues to remain in place. I highly recommend anyone wishing to sell or purchase a used piece of emergency services apparatus or equipment, contact Fenton Fire.
Working with Fenton Fire on advertising our truck was fast and easy. We sent the information out to several brokers, but Fenton Fire had our truck advertised in days as opposed to the weeks it took the other brokers. By the time the other brokers had it advertised, we already had a pending sale that resulted in the final sale of the truck. Thanks again.
Wanted to know that after my contact with Jim Campbell we purchased a Dodge ex. police cars for a fire chief\'s car and he was able to get me in touch with the company . Fenton is an excellent company to work with
Doug Dort Chief New Glasgow Fire /Rescue
I wanted to let everyone know of our experiences working with Fenton Fire Equipment. My department has recently had the pleasure of working with Fenton Fire Equipment on two occasions, one as a buyer and one as the seller. On the first occasion we needed an aerial truck. After looking around we found one that we felt would fit our needs on Fenton. I called and spoke with Jim Campbell, he gave me some information about the truck and put me in contact with the owner. We were able to take a look at the apparatus, it fit what we were looking for and we were able to make a deal. After some reorganization within our department we needed to sell an engine. After a very positive experience with Fenton I gave them a call. It only took a couple of e-mails with a description and photos and we were posted. A very short time after that we had a buyer interested and they took our truck. So from both prospectives buying and selling Fenton Fire Equipment is the only way to go.
I listed a fire truck with Fenton Fire in July of this year. Not only was it easy and convenient to do but the staff there, Jim Campbell in particular, were great to work with. They were courteous and prompt in their communications. Fenton Fire found the buyer I needed and the truck got sold. They were patient about getting their advertising fee because it took a long time for the deal to be consummated and the actual payment to get in my hands. I highly recommend these guys and would encourage anyone to do business with them. Thanks again Fenton Fire!
Thank you for helping us sell all of our SCBA equipment. Throughout the time our equipment was listed with Fenton Fire you were always pleasant and very helpful. Every question I had was answered in a timely and professional manner, regardless of the simplicity of the question. We sold all of our equipment in a relatively short amount of time and are pleased this equipment is now with departments and business that can use it. I would certainly work with you again and will recommend Fenton Fire to others.
Joy Buchignani City of Healdsburg , California
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help, we have had this truck for sale for almost 2 years elsewhere and within 2 months of listing it with Fenton Fire it has been sold. I would highly recommend your company to others looking to sell equipment.
On behalf of the Kirklin Vol. Fire Dept. , Kirklin , Indiana. I would like to thank you for all your work in helping us find the right truck to fit our needs. I appreciate all the time and effort that you and Dennis did for us. I know I had allot of questions that needed answered, and the two of you worked together and answered everyone of them. We are very happy with the truck, it is beautiful. This truck will be an asset to our community for many years to come. Again, Thank YOU for all you did, and a job well done. We will be watching your website for future purchases.
I want to thank you for your assistance in selling our rescue truck. We had been trying to sell this vehicle for over 2 years on our own, your company made it happen in just 4 months. I would recommend Fenton Fire to any department looking to sell a vehicle or piece of equipment. Thanks again, it was great working with you.
it was great working with Fenton fire they have their act together they sold my car in less then two weeks i cant say that for other companies. So if any body has anything that pertains to fire please give Fenton fire a chance to sell it, they are the best around.
The Onslow Belmont Fire Brigade advertised our 1997 GMC Pumper on the Fenton Fire Truck website. We had one call and were able to complete the sale. Jim handled the advertising very easily and was excellent to deal with.We would recommend Fenton to anyone with a firetruck for sale.
The BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department would like to extend our gratitude for assisting us in the purchase of our 1986 Sutphen Pumper. The guys at Fenton Fire were most helpful in coordinating the purchase and contact with the selling department Easton Volunteer Fire Department. This process couldn’t have been any better , everyone we came in contact with went above and beyond our expectations. We would highly recommend Fenton Fire to any one looking to purchase equipment, call them up and let them know your needs and they will do their best to fill those needs. Thanks again Fenton fire!!!
Your Company made the sale and advertisement of our Fire Boat very simple and easy. Without your company I would have to say we wouldn't of sold our Fire Boat. Once again Thanks for assisting our department in selling our fire boat.
I want to thank you and Erik for your time and effort in selling our 1996 KME. I don't think our truck was on your site for more than two weeks when you called and gave me the name of a dept. that was interested in the unit. We sold the truck to that particular fire company in Nebraska, and the entire process went very smooth. I would recommend Fenton Fire to any of our neighboring fire departments looking to sell their units. Again, thank you for everything, it was great to work with you.
Mike Soper, Fire Chief Limestone Vol. Fire Dept. Limestone, NY
I want to thank Jim Campbell and the staff at Fenton Fire for their outstanding assistance in the selling of our 1993 Spartan pumper. This is the third time that we have listed equipment on Fenton Fire and a sale has been made all three times. Photos and a description of our engine were e-mailed to Fenton and it was on their site within hours of receiving the information. When a fire company would contact Fenton the information was passed on to me right away. Several fire companies showed interest in the engine which was sold to North Bangor Fire Co. in Bangor, Pa. I would recommend any fire department trying to sell any piece or type of equipment to use Fenton Fire you will definitely be pleased with the service they provide. Thanks again to Jim and his staff for their assistance and quick customer service.
I want to thank you guys for the assistance with your services. Your willingness to ask and get answers were prompt and on time. I purchased E1786 listed on your site and was very happy with the purchase. As mentioned the truck was an Imperial D10 1973 model that had been completely modernized in 1995. The person selling the truck was very courteous in every way to accommodate our requests. I will again in the future use your site and will pass along your info to those in need of any apparatus. Again thanks!
Working with Fenton fire was quick and easy they had our truck up on their site within hours of receiving our phone call to list it. I was amazed how quick we got offers on our Engine/Tanker. It was post on Monday morning, and by that evening, we had Dept. that wanted to buy it. During that week we waited for that department's commit to buy, we had four other solid hits on it. After few day's we had agreement, & was able to make the deal. Sending the engine to her new home in WV, just in time for Christmas… Thanks Again to Jim and his staff for their assistance and quick customer service.
Working with Fenton fire was quick and easy they had our truck up on their site in hours of receiving our e-mail, I was amazed how quick we got offers on our truck the truck was post on Wednesday and the following Monday we had a customer commit to buy and send us a down payment, four days later the truck was on it way to it new home in Ohio. Thanks Again to Jim and his staff for their assistance and quick customer service.
Thank you for handling the sale of our 1996 Tanker. It was hard to believe that we posted it one day and had a buyer the next. Communications with you were great. If we ever have anything else to list - we will certainly give you top priority.
Gentlemen- In May of 2011 our department was looking for a quality replacement for our second out engine to serve our community. A few years back I had worked with Fenton Fire to sell a pumper from another local department and the ease of working thru Fenton made it the first stop for searching as a buyer. It was just a few weeks between finding a truck to making the purchase. At the same time we also sold the older engine thru Fenton. We purchased Llanerch Fire Departments 1994 Seagrave Telesqurt in May of 2011. We sold our 1979 American Lafrance to a private individual who used the engine as part of the Gaurdians of the Pink Ribbon. Fenton provides great service and is easy to work with for both a buyer and seller.
Wes James, Leetsville Volunteer Fire Company, Pennsylvania
I own a business in Boston, MA that utilizes Fire trucks for special events , primarily children's birthday parties. When it came time to replace and sell one of our trucks, we placed an ad with Jim Campbell at Fenton Fire Equipment. Jim assisted us with placing pictures as well as with the writing of our ad. He contacted us immediately whenever a customer showed interest. He even gave us feed back on how other trucks were selling and helped us adjust our price for a tough market. I am pleased to say that we got our full asking price and that Jim even put us in contact with a shipper, as we were sending it 1500 miles away. Jim always answered all of our questions both quickly and professionally and never made me feel like I was bothering him. I will work with Fenton Fire in the future and would encourage others to do the same. Sincerely, Michael Watts President and CEO A Fire Truck For All Occasions.
Hi,this is just a note to thank you in all that you did for my dept,we have purchased two fire command vehicles,through you to Eastfarmingdale fire company in Long Island New York,and I was greeted with professional and courtesy through out the whole procedure,and I will always look here first when looking for anything for my dept. Mr.Jim Campbell is well suited for his position with your company. Thank You