La Plata (MD) Takes Delivery of New Pierce Rescue-Pumper


The La Plata (MD) Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery of a new rescue-pumper. Built on a Pierce Enforcer cab and chassis, the truck replaces a similar engine but now provides improved safety features an more room in the crew cab, according to the department.

According to department representatives, COVID caused only minor delays in delivery, but the apparatus purchasing committee was not able to travel to Pierce to inspect the truck in progress.

The new engine arrived in La Plata in the beginning of September 2020, and firefighters are going through an extensive training program including operating the equipment carried on the rig as well as operating the rig itself.

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