Pierce Delivers Seven Fire Apparatus to Prince George’s County, Maryland

APPLETON, WI—Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, delivered five fire apparatus to the Prince George’s county Fire/EMS Department in Largo, Maryland: three Pierce® pumpers and two 105-foot aerial ladders—all built on the Arrow XT™ custom chassis.

The five pumpers will be assigned to paramedic engine companies. These vehicles are outfitted with special custom cabinets to allow firefighters to reach critically important equipment from inside the climate-controlled cab, without having to step up or down. The vehicles also feature 450-hp DD13 engines, 750-gallon water tanks, 1,500-gpm single-stage pumps, as well as seating for six firefighters and extremely low hosebed heights.

The heavy-duty aerial ladders each have special compartments on top of the vehicles to allow firefighters easy access to saws and other rescue equipment. The department also added an additional 60 feet of ground ladder storage on the body. One of the aerials features a pump, while the other does not. “We are going to evaluate each of these aerials to determine, moving forward, whether we want to include pumps on these apparatus in the future,” says Battalion Chief Eric Reith of Prince George’s County Fire/EMS.

Prince George’s County Fire/EMS apportions its resources through seven community response areas, and serves a 499 square mile district wrapping around the Northeast side of the District of Columbia. The combination department, including nearly 1,100 volunteers and 720 uniformed career personnel, operates 45 fire stations. In addition to firefighting response, this dynamic department delivers technical rescue, full service EMS, advanced life-support and community education programs.

Pierce dealer Atlantic Emergency Solutions of Manassas, Virginia, provides local service and support.

For more information, visit www.piercemfg.com.

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