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Vander Molen Fire Apparatus Sales and Service has worked hard over the past decade to ensure quality service after the sale of your fire apparatus.

Sutphen as a manufacturer provides industry leading technical support if needed.

Vander Molen Fire is a Tier 1 Sutphen Dealer for 38 counties in New York. Our territory extends from the Vermont border in the east to Wayne, Ontario, and Steuben counties in the west. We cover all the way to the Canadian border in the north and down to the PA border in the south. All Sutphen parts in our region are run through Vander Molen Fire.

Our Service staff is second to none in New York State. Our staff has over 125 years of combined experience.

In 2011, Larry Gates joined the Vander Molen Team as our Service and Parts Manager.  Larry holds EVT certifications, as well as all pump manufacture certifications

Larry’s responsibilities include all immediate warranty support and parts ordering with additional service opportunities available on request.  Larry comes to us with many years’ fire apparatus experience as well as heavy truck experience and has served our country as a Marine. Larry is currently a Captain with the Rexford Fire Department in Saratoga County

Larry can be reached directly at (518) 926-0451 or larry.vmfire@verizon.net

Larry splits his time between the Albany, Syracuse and Binghamton regions.

In 2013  Nate Smith joined our team.  Nate has had extensive time working on fire trucks as well as heavy diesel work. He has a degree from Ohio Tech for Diesel repair as well as EVT certifications. Nate speeds most of his time as a road tech covering all areas of our territory. Nate currently volunteers with the Harmony Corners Fire Department in Saratoga County


Steve Bryant joined the Vander Molen team in 2014 as a Mechanic’s Helper. Steve splits his time between the road and shop as needed. Steve is currently an EMT with Jordan Ambulance as well as a volunteer with Jordon Fire Department in Onondaga County.

Andrew Strout joined the Vander Molen team in 2015 as a road tech. Andrews main area of responsibility is the I-81 corridor. He has a degree in automotive tech from SUNY Morrisville as well as certifications through Ford Motor Company. He also holds several EVT certifications. Andrew is currently a volunteer with the Manlius Fire Department in Onondaga County

Scott Westad also joined the Vander Molen team in 2015. Scott is a master tech and has been working on Fire Trucks for over 40 years. He seen the industry change drastically in those 4 decades. Scott is the lead tech in our Ballston Lake shop.

Cara Ryan joined Vander Molen in 2015as well as our Service Office Coordinator. She helps with the day to day scheduling of the service department as well as the clerical administration of the business. Cara is the back up for Larry if he cannot be reached.

Jeff Scranton joined the team in 2016. Jeff has several years of Fire Apparatus and Heavy truck experience. Jeff spends all of his time in the Ballston Lake shop

All of our techs are Factory Certified to work on Sutphen Apparatus. All techs also hold NYS CDL Class B licenses. They are Spartan Certified as well as hold certifications from Hale, Waterous and Darley.

Vander Molen Fire Apparatus Sales and Service offers mobile warranty and maintenance services at your fire station.  We currently run a fleet of 7 service vehicles and 2 service trailers to provide light and heavy services as necessary, to keep your equipment operating like new.

In spring of 2016 Vander Molen broke ground on our new Service and Sales facility in Ballston Lake. We hope to be in the new facility this fall and look forward to providing all of our existing customers as well as new ones with the industry leading service that you have come to expect from Vander Molen Fire.

Please call Larry at 518-926-0451 to schedule your next service.