The HME Maltese cross is displayed on all HME, Incorporated products to serve as the company s guarantee and signature. HME is a worldwide supplier of fire trucks to industrial and governmental customers. It also services trucks and offers fire truck parts. The horse drawn cart on the HME Maltese cross is a symbol of the heritage of the 1871-Series, and the company's roots near Chicago. The 1871 name is a reminder of the Great Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871, and the role the company s products have played in assisting firefighters in preventing a future disaster of this magnitude. Founded in 1913, HME, Incorporated is located in Wyoming, Mich.