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Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department orders five custom Pierce fire apparatus with PACCAR engines

Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department fleet upgrades will enhance community safety with the advanced capabilities of Pierce fire apparatus


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Press Release

APPLETON, Wis. – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation business, is pleased to announce Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department has expanded its Pierce fleet with the addition of four custom Enforcer™ pumpers and an Ascendant® 107’ Heavy-Duty Tiller Aerial Ladder. This purchase, coordinated by Pierce dealer Atlantic Emergency Solutions, continues a decade-long relationship between the entities, demonstrating the collaborative team’s commitment to providing fire apparatus which meets the evolving needs of the Prince George’s County community.

“We don’t just purchase fire trucks; we entrust in the partnership and the employees at Pierce,” said Richard Riley, Fire Apparatus Manager with the Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department. “The excellence in fabrication and finish is matched by the dedication of the Pierce team. It’s the strength of this relationship, guided by Atlantic Emergency Solutions, that ensures we meet every expectation for our community’s safety.” Riley is also eager to experience the new PACCAR engines. He added, “We’re looking forward to the torque and reliability from an over-the-road engine.”

The Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department’s new fire apparatus will support extensive operations, which encompasses 45 Fire/EMS stations in an area of nearly 500 square miles. The new Enforcer pumpers and Ascendant aerial ladder are tailored to navigate the county’s diverse landscape and tight roadways, particularly addressing the unique challenges of densely populated regions.

“Our commitment to providing the highest level of fire protection requires modern equipment, therefore investing in our apparatus fleet is a proactive investment towards our community’s safety,” said Tiffany Green, Prince George’s County Fire Chief.

Enforcer™ Pumpers Features:

  • Enforcer chassis
  • 500-gallon water tank
  • Hale QMAX-150 1500 GPM pump
  • PACCAR MX-13 engine
  • Advanced safety systems, including electronic stability control, frontal airbags, and side roll protection
  • Customized compartments for equipment accessibility

Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Tiller Aerial Ladder Features:

  • Impressive flow capacity of 1,500 GPM
  • Steel ladder with 107’ vertical and 100’ horizontal reach
  • PACCAR MX-13 engine
  • 60-degree jackknife capability
  • 10 kw hydraulic generator
  • TAK-4® Independent Suspension system
  • Frontal airbags and side roll protection

“While Prince George’s County’s decision to continue its relationship with Pierce and Atlantic Emergency Solutions is rooted in the need to replace aging vehicles and to accommodate growth within the county, the choice reflects the department’s belief in the quality and dedication of our people behind Pierce’s products,” said Randy Schwartz, Regional Account Manager for Atlantic Emergency Solutions. “We’re honored to be selected to coordinate this fire apparatus order, which includes tailored design to meet the need for high performance and reliability. We also look forward to offering the highest level of service support for the lifespan of these vehicles.”

Upon fire apparatus delivery, the Ascendant tiller will be stationed in the National Harbor region, which is an expansive tourist area with condensed living units and narrow streets. One of the Enforcer pumpers will be stationed at Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department’s new Fire/EMS Station 803, currently under construction. The additional pumpers will replace aging, high-mileage units within the department. With the addition of the five new fire apparatus, Prince George’s County Fire and EMS Department has owned a total of 42 Pierce fire apparatus.

Riley added, “We appreciate the continued backing of our extensive fire apparatus replacement plan by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and Fire Chief Tiffany Green. Their support allows our personnel to confidently set out on the critical missions they face each day.”

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