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    The Boston Fire Department engine 29 took delivery of a new 2007 " E-ONE " Cyclone pumper, did they buy Enforcer pumpers from Pierce a few years ago ?

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    If I understand it correctly, the change in commissioners brought about a change in apparatus manufacturers. With the previous commissioner, Boston bought all Pierce, including the following:
    -2 95' MMTLs (Dash chassis with enforcer grill)
    -4 105' RMAs (Dash chassis with enforcer grill)
    -5 Enforcer CAFS pumpers (subsidized by the federal govt)
    -5 Enforcer pumpers
    -1 Quantum Heavy Rescue for R1
    -1 85' RMTL (demo purchased after accident with bridge)

    From what I hear, the switch is now being made back to E-one, like the previous commisioner's days. Apparently they are better like than the Pierces, especially the aerials. The E-one spread is a lot smaller than Pierces.

    Recently, a contract for two RMAs was awarded to E-one. The new engine is also in service now (I-think) and looks really sharp.

    I think I have they story somewhat straight--correct me if I am wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipatrol8 View Post
    If I understand it correctly, the change in commissioners brought about a change in apparatus manufacturers. With the previous commissioner, Boston bought all Pierce, including the following:
    -2 95' MMTLs (Dash chassis with enforcer grill)
    -4 105' RMAs (Dash chassis with enforcer grill)
    -5 Enforcer CAFS pumpers (subsidized by the federal govt)
    -5 Enforcer pumpers
    -1 Quantum Heavy Rescue for R1
    -1 85' RMTL (demo purchased after accident with bridge)

    From what I hear, the switch is now being made back to E-one, like the previous commisioner's days. Apparently they are better like than the Pierces, especially the aerials. The E-one spread is a lot smaller than Pierces.

    Recently, a contract for two RMAs was awarded to E-one. The new engine is also in service now (I-think) and looks really sharp.

    I think I have they story somewhat straight--correct me if I am wrong.
    Are the fire apparatus contracts for the ( Boston FD ) awarded by the lowest bidder or by the builder they select to purchase from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewJerseyFFII View Post
    Are the fire apparatus contracts for the ( Boston FD ) awarded by the lowest bidder or by the builder they select to purchase from ?
    Well...it's no secret that the E-one aerials are much more well liked than their Pierce counterparts, so it would not surprise me if a so-called "E-one spec" was submitted, therefore making price more of a moot point. The low bid, I doubt, is required. Again..don't work there, can't be sure.

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