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Pierce Manufacturing introduces pink Velocity pumper to Md. fleet

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the fully functional vehicle serves as part of the department’s fight against the disease


Photo courtesy of Pierce Manufacturing

Pierce Manufacturing recently delivered a pink Pierce Velocity pumper to Prince George’s County, Maryland Fire and EMS Department.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the pumper is the first ever Pierce vehicle painted pink with a lavender stripe. Nicknamed “Courage,” the rig promotesthe department’s campaign to fight breast cancer and all other types of cancers.

The apparatus was introduced during a dedication ceremony at the department’s Capital Heights fire station, where it is now on frontline duty.

The ceremony was attended by county dignitaries and local politicians, as well as by representatives from the American Cancer Society, Pierce Manufacturing, and apparatus dealer Atlantic Emergency Solutions.