Always a visionary, Larry F. Reber, President, designed the first vacuum apparatus specifically for fire service at the request of a local department. He and Rebecca Reber started Reberland Equipment Inc. in 1974 selling and servicing farm equipment along with light commercial products. In 1985, New Pittsburg, Ohio Fire Department requested that we build a vacuum unit on their present chassis, a 1971 (IH) Loadstar. Larry's approach to fire service was unencumbered by the paradigms of the past. After careful research and design, the 1st "Firovac™" was built.