W.S. Darley

325 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143-2072


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Darley offers thousands of products available through a variety of catalogs. The 2008 fire catalog includes over 325 new items, with even more being added to our website,
Domestic preparedness has become an important focus for many of our customers. We've listened to your needs and have increased the selection of de-contamination shelters, portable showers, and protective apparel to help you deal with virtually any potential threat.

Whatever your fire fighting needs, Darley has the right pump to do the job. We offer portables, floating, high-lift booster, CAFS, PTO, engine driven, front mount, and midship pumps with flows from 60 to 2500 GPM and pressures to 1200 PSI. In addition, all Darley midship pumps are UL ratable and meet NFPA requirements. From the smallest skid-mount to the chassis mounted midships, every Darley pump is designed for fast, efficient and safe operation.

Darley & Co. offers a full range of apparatus, including mini-pumpers, tankers, commercial and custom pumpers. Darley is known for building specialized apparatus that often includes compressed air foam systems and co-polymer bodies. These features are evident in Darley's premier program series apparatus, which is called "The FireTruck". You can expect an unmatched level of quality and service from Darley's entire line of vehicles.

Darley combines its unique strength as a builder of both pumps and apparatus by offering a line of pump systems. A wide variety of pump systems are available including top and side operated, midship and PTO driven pumps. The systems often include specialized features such as "Vision Series" panels complete with "One Touch Controls". All of our systems are designed to be easy to operate and easy to maintain.

Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) provide superior firefighting capabilities offering quicker knockdown and improved personnel and structural protection. Darley's AutoCAFS compressed air foam systems are the choice of informed firefighting professionals across the country and around the world. Engineered for simplicity and performance, these systems are known for their reliability and high quality.

Odin Foam Division is the world’s leader in Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) research and development. At Odin, we produce the safest and most reliable CAFS of any manufacturer today. Odin is based in Toledo, Oregon and is now a division of Darley Company. Odin is one of the oldest and most experienced manufacturers of Compressed Air Foam Systems. Odin Company has fought fires under contract with various organizations. Having first hand experience in firefighting gives Odin and Darley the knowledge of what works best when it comes to engine driven Compressed Air Foam Systems.
W.S. Darley & Co. is proud to announce the asset purchase of Ohler Machinery Company. Ohler is located in Janesville, Iowa and was established in 1947 by Ralph G. Ohler.
Marketed under the brand Ohler Pumps, this innovative company has produced thousands of pumps for the U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard as well as pumps and related equipment for the agricultural, industrial, mining and marine industries.
Ohler Machinery is the maker of dependable, rugged and powerful centrifugal pumps, ranging from 1" to 6". We supply the agricultural, mining, and construction industries with a wide variety of pumps for many different applications. Ohler Machinery also does metal fabrication for numerous customers as well as the government. Ohler is manufacturing 2,300 refueling and potable water transfer pumps for the U.S. Marine Corps.

In 2001, Darley partnered with ProPoly Inc. to start a new Company, Polybilt LLC. PolyBilt has been manufacturing the latest state-of-the-art truck products and bodies for "The FireTruck" market and is positioned to provide a variety products for the commercial truck market as well. We took the same science of the Poly Water Tank, including patented Bent Edge(TM) features which revolutionized the fire industry with maintenance-free water and foam tanks, and designed the ultimate in fire truck body design. Polyprene(TM) provides for years of trouble-free service life and will not rust or corrode. Also, unlike other materials such as aluminum and steel, our material will not ding, dent or crack.


Darley has the plants, engineering and machinery to design, manufacture and assemble a wide variety of fire and emergency products.

Our engineering staff includes certified and professional engineers. Our company utilizes the latest in Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to ensure that all manufacturing designs are completely incorporated within the manufacturing process.

Our dealer and service network consists of over 200 U.S. distributors in all 50 states. We have more than 50 International dealers located in over 40 countries. Our products are found in more than 70 countries around the world. Parts and services are also directly available from our plants with the convenience of toll-free numbers, fax and telex. Our goal is to ship replacement parts within 24 hours after receipt of order.