Press Release 2015-03-19

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South Metro Fire Rescue Authority in Metro-Denver Area Optimizing Fleet, Reducing Non-Emergency Vehicles

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DENVER (March 19, 2015) – South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to optimize its local fleet of light-duty non-emergency vehicles and reduce costs.

As part of its new fleet management strategy, SMFRA will reduce its current fleet by up to ten vehicles and pool several others to increase utilization. Prior to the partnership, SMFRA managed 51 nonemergency vehicles that it replaced, on average, every 15 years. Enterprise Fleet Management will provide 31 new leased SUV’s and pick-up trucks and, once fully implemented, the partnership is estimated to save SMFRA $15,000 per year.

SMFRA uses its fleet to provide fire prevention, life safety, emergency and rescue services to nearly 195,000 residents in the south Denver metropolitan area. “Safety is critical in our line of work and we need our entire fleet to be reliable,” said Vince Turner, assistant chief of support services for SMFRA. “Partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to manage our light-duty non-emergency vehicles increases the efficiency and reliability of our fleet, as well as frees up our mechanics to focus on maintaining our first-responder vehicles.”

Enterprise Fleet Management, a full-service fleet management business, will provide routine and regular maintenance, vehicle registration and use reporting for these vehicles, as well as a fuel card program that automatically monitors fuel purchases and miles for each vehicle. Once the vehicles have reached the optimum point in their lifecycle, Enterprise will leverage its remarketing expertise to auction and resell the vehicles for the SMFRA.

“Our local partnership with the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority ensures that their teams will always have new and reliable vehicles to do their important work,” said Steve Bloom, president of Enterprise Fleet Management, which operates more than 50 fully-staffed offices nationwide.

“Replacing a large number of vehicles every few years can be a major capital expense,” Bloom noted, “but we can help organizations like SMFRA manage that cost and give them peace of mind that their fleet is well-maintained and cost-efficient.”

For more information about Enterprise Fleet Management, visit http://www.efleets.com or call toll free 1-877-23FLEET.

About South Metro Fire Rescue Authority

The men and women of the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority provide emergency medical, fire suppression and fire prevention services to the people living and working in Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The Authority covers 176 square miles and includes; the cities of Parker, Greenwood Village, Cherry Hills Village, Centennial, Lone Tree; Castle Pines North and Foxfield as well as much of the Denver Tech Center, Meridian, Inverness; Park Meadows; Centennial Airport; and the communities of Castle Pines Village and Louviers. For more information, visit www.southmetro.org.

About Enterprise Fleet Management

Enterprise Fleet Management is a privately-held, full-service fleet management business for companies, government agencies and organizations with medium-sized fleets. Owned by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Enterprise Fleet Management supplies most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks and service vehicles across North America. The Taylor family also owns and operates, through regional subsidiaries, the extensive Enterprise Rent-A-Car network of more than 5,500 neighborhood and airport branch offices, all located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population.

With more than 50 fully-staffed offices nationwide, Enterprise Fleet Management has been recognized with the Automotive Service Excellence "Blue Seal of Excellence" award for 16 consecutive years, an industry record. For more information about Enterprise Fleet Management's environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of the fleet management business, visit http://drivingfutures.com/fleetmanagement. For more information about Enterprise Fleet Management, visit http://www.efleets.com or call toll free 1-877-23FLEET.

For more information, contact:

Laura Bryant, Enterprise Fleet Management
Laura.T.Bryant@ehi.com

Becky O'Guin, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority
becky.oguin@southmetro.org