Fire and Rescue Equipment Sales and Service



PSS 7000 is Dräger's premier line of SCBAs that offer easy maintenance and excellent comfort.



At Bauer, they provide the highest quality products and solutions for high pressure air and gasses, geared towards industrial and breathing air applications.


Hurst Jaws of Life rescue systems have been instrumental in saving hundreds of thousands of lives throughout the 40-plus years.



Viking fire suits are chosen by professional firefighters across the globe because of their superior balance between protection, durability, and mobility.

  • Company

    Our History

    As of 1986, Vern Wieberdink, a diesel and automotive mechanic and college instructor by trade, had already been on a volunteer fire department for 21 years. Vern was getting increasingly frustrated with the equipment they were using in the fire service, particularly when it came to SCBAs. Very few SCBAs of the mid 80s supplied enough air for a hard-working firefighter and the quality and reliability of them was remarkably poor. Vern went out in search of a better SCBA. After thoroughly examining all of the products available at the time, Vern concluded that one company stood head and shoulders above the rest, so he traveled to Pittsburgh to learn more about Dräger. They forged a long lasting relationship and a new company, called Alex Air Apparatus, Inc. was born.

  • Bauer Top 10 Award

    2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017

    Since taking on the Bauer line in 2001, Alex Air Apparatus has consistently been one of top Bauer distributers in the nation, ranking in the top 3 on multiple occasions! Over the years, we have had many repeat customers as well as many new customers. We have achieved this milestone by providing our customers with top of the line products while offering superior product knowledge and industry leading service after the sale. Every customer has unique needs and we take a lot of pride in our ability to work with you to determine the system that best suits your needs as well as your budget; before, during and after the sale.
  • Hurst Million Dollar Club

    The Hurst Million Dollar Club is an award that is presented to those dealers that have sold over a million dollars’ worth of Hurst tools during the year . This is not an easy accomplishment, but Alex Air Apparatus is proud to have received this honor once again.
  • Our History
  • Bauer Top 10 Award
  • Hurst Million Dollar Club
Life Saving

Life Saving

Dräger SCBA for use in hospitals, in clinical, industrial or mining applications, in firefighting or rescue services, Draeger products protect, support and save lives.

Air Compressors

Air Compressors

From 10 to 1000 personnel let Alex Air Apparatus outfit your department with the proper breathing air compressor.

Turnout Gear

Turnout Gear

Lightweight, breathable turnout gear that you can wear all day long.


"Jaws of Life"

For over 40 years, Hurst Jaws of life has set the standard in emergency rescue products.

Turnout Gear

Turnout Gear

Delivery times in Weeks instead of months! High quality, custom turnout gear. Proudly manufactured in Spencer, IA

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TeleCrib® Composite Struts enable Fire-Rescue crews to stabilize, extricate and rescue accident victims more safely.

  • Akron Brass

    Akron Brass

    Since its inception in 1918, Akron Brass has been an industry leader in handline nozzles, monitors and valves. We offer full line sales along with authorized product service.

  • Bayco (NightStick)

    Bayco (NightStick)

    High quality tactical flashlights at an affordable price.

  • Black Diamond

    Black Diamond

    Comfortable, durable and budget friendly, it is hard to beat a pair of Black Diamond fire boots.

  • Chemguard


    With locations in Texas and Wisconsin, Chemguard develops and produces fire suppression foams, equipment, systems and specialty chemicals for use around the globe.

  • Dicke Saftey Products

    Dicke Saftey Products

    Dicke Safety Products manufactures a wide range of quality equipment for use in work areas and emergency traffic control zones.

  • Flamefighter


    Established in 1994 with headquarters located in Buffalo, Minnesota, Flamefighter offers high quality products with top quality customer service to firefighters around the world.

  • Firecraft


    Since 1993, FireCraft Safety Products has been providing products worldwide to enhance the safety of firefighters and first responders.

  • Flir


    FLIR is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras.

  • Groves


    From mobile systems to wall mount applications, Groves offers many options to organize and store turnout gear and SCBA.

  • Haix


    Designed for casual wear, firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement, military, forestry, hiking and hunting, Haix offers highest quality of footwear in the world.

  • Hannay


    For reels that outlast and outperforms all the others, you can depend on Hannay Reels, the leader in OEM, industrial and commercial applications.

  • Harrington – MADE IN THE USA

    Harrington – MADE IN THE USA

    As a privately-owned family business based out of Erie, Pennsylvania, our goal is to provide products that exceed expectations and to provide superior customer service.

  • Honeywell


    Available in traditional or modern styling, Morning Pride helmets offer a level of quality and durability that is second to none.
  • Husky


    Husky® Portable Containment - As Tough as You Are

  • Kussmaul


    The leader in emergency electronics over the past 45 years, Kussmaul offers a full line of Vehicle Charging Systems, Automatic Cord Ejects, Compressor Pumps, Power Inverters, and numerous Monitors, Controls and Protection Devices for your emergency vehicles.

  • Leader


    Designing high-tech, robust and constantly reliable equipment to save lives and property since 1985, Leader Fans are simple, easy to use and highly effective.

  • Lightning X

    Lightning X

    Lightning X offers a full line of firefighter and tactical gear bags, glove holders, SCBA mask bags and medical bags/supplies.



    The LUCAS device is easy to carry and can be applied to the patient in less than 20 seconds.

  • Mustang


    Established in 1967, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for recreation, professional, and military use for more than 45 years.

  • Rescue Tech

    Rescue Tech

    NFPA Technical Rescue Equipment and Gear for Fire, Industrial and Tactical Rescue Teams. Products: Rope, harnesses, pulleys, escape kits, carabiners, packs, Water, Confined Space, trench, High angle , tower rescue.

  • Rhyno


    Removes a windshield in less than 30 seconds, safe for close-quarter operation near patients and provides consistent glass edges. With manufacturers using laminated glass in side windows, this is a must-have tool for every responder agency.

  • SCI Cylinders – MADE IN THE USA

    SCI Cylinders – MADE IN THE USA

    Designed to exceed domestic and international certifications, including DOT and AS9100 standards. Fully customizable and about half the price of OEM.

  • South Park - MADE IN THE USA

    South Park - MADE IN THE USA

    Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, South Park Corporation has been manufacturing quality fire truck hardware at competitive prices since 1932.

  • Streamlight


    Founded in 1973, Streamlight is a hands-on company that uses their products the same way that you do, which is what leads to the ideas and innovations that set Streamlight apart from the competition.

  • Task Force Tips

    Task Force Tips

    Since creating the world’s first ever automatic nozzle, TFT has been on the leading edge of fire stream technology.

  • Turtleplastics


    Turtle Plastics was created to make use of recycled plastic rubbish from industrial plants that would otherwise be land filled. The goal was to create a market for recycled plastics in the form of products, and to help save the planet, “slowly but surely”. The result was one of the most durable, dependable and versatile cribbing solutions we have ever seen.

  • Veridian


    Based out of Spencer, Iowa, Veridian has been growing quickly in the USA by offering exceptional quality, comfort, performance, timely delivery.

  • Waterax


    Trusted by wildland firefighters throughout the world, Waterax sets the industry standard by developing innovative, portable fire pumps and water-handling equipment designed to withstand demanding applications and rugged environments.

  • Zodiac Milpro

    Zodiac Milpro

    Zodiac Milpro is the world leader in the design and manufacture of inflatable and semi-rigid boats for military and professional use.

Workshops near Minnesota

Alexandria FOTOS Alexandria, MN
Feb 7 - 9, 2020
Arrowwood Resort
2100 Arrowwood Ln NW
Alexandria, MN 56308

Duluth FOTOSDuluth, MN
March 13 - 15, 2020
350 Harbor Drive
Duluth, MN 55802