APPLETON, Wis. (September 7, 2022) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, announced that its Canadian dealer, Commercial Emergency Equipment Co., has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Calgary Fire Department. This important contract covers all lifting platforms and ladders in unlimited quantities, as needed. The first aerial device in production under the contract includes three rear-mounted, 100-foot heavy-duty steel elevating platforms and three ascending platforms® Heavy-duty 107′ aerial ladders on tandem rear axles.
“We are delighted to establish a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with Pierce and Commercial Emergency Equipment,” said Nigel Thorley, Calgary Fire Department Fleet and Equipment Manager. “Both companies embody our values of pride, professionalism, teamwork and respect. We look forward to the quality of the new fire apparatus and know that these assets will be key elements of our service delivery in all operations for many years to come.
The department’s new aerial gunnery apparatus will include:
- Enforcer™ Chassis
- A truck business setup (no pump, no tank)
- 525 hp Cummins X12 engine
- TAK-4® Independent suspension
- Low profile, high output combo stage light
- Forward-facing seating configuration in Crew Cab
“An incredible amount of work has gone into specifying all units to be standardized under this contract to ensure streamlined interoperability, enhanced security features and reduced training time for the department,” said Mike Feduniw, Device Specialist at Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. “With standardization down to the exact location of every switch and tool location in one set of cabinets for all trucks, fire department first responders of Calgary can jump into any of these fire apparatuses and know that the operational functions and equipment are in exactly the same place on all the fire apparatuses, without the need for additional training or familiarization. Locking down spec work in advance makes ordering another fire truck an exceptionally simple process.
The Calgary Fire Department has four fire platoons with 1,326 frontline first responders located at 42 fire stations, responding to more than 70,000 calls for service annually. In 2020, the department saw a 16% increase in call volume in its 850 square kilometer (327 sq mi) coverage area with 1.4 million citizens. The metropolitan city is made up of diverse communities with skyscrapers, the Bow River Valley, and the Canadian Rockies. The fire apparatus contract between Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. and the Calgary Fire Department will strengthen emergency response strength for the city’s growing population and infrastructure.
Feduniw added, “Our team is extremely proud to have been selected for a 10-year contract, and we look forward to partnering with the City of Calgary on their aerial replacements over the coming years. We are delighted to work with such a professional group and look forward to providing the Calgary Fire Department with a level of quality and service that we believe is unmatched in the industry.
For a full review of Ascendant antennas and all Pierce aerial devices, visit www.piercemfg.com for specs, video and images.
About Commercial Emergency Equipment Co.
Commercial Emergency Equipment, part of the Commercial group of companies, is the expert provider of emergency equipment in Canada. Commercial is the authorized dealer of Pierce, MaxiMetal and Oshkosh Airport Products appliances from Ontario to British Columbia, including all Canadian territories. With a 75-year history, more than 300 employees across Canada in six major locations, and over 200,000 square feet of combined production and service space, Commercial has an unparalleled network of parts, service, training, testing and support for emergency devices. Commercial offers its customers access to industry-leading service and support, including mobile EVTs, pump testing, annual inspections and maintenance, a large inventory of in-stock parts, 24-hour emergency service and 7 days a week, etc. For more information, visit www.comemerg.ca.
About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Company [NYSE: OSK] company, is North America’s leading manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, logging trucks, mini pumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security devices. Additionally, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system in fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, essential gear to help everyday heroes move communities around the world forward. Based in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 people worldwide, all united behind a common cause: making a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products are available in more than 150 countries under the JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller brands. For more information, visit oshkoshcorp.com.