APPLETON, Wis. (November 29, 2023) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced Canada-based dealer Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. has secured a 5-year supply contract with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services (MFES). The initial two orders comprise nine apparatus, headlined by a Pierce® Volterra™ electric pumper intended for MFES’s new net-zero fire station. Other fire apparatus in the first two orders include a Pierce Enforcer™ heavy-duty rescue pumper, four Enforcer pumpers, a Saber® tanker, an Enforcer HAZMAT truck, and an Ascendant® 107’ heavy-duty aerial ladder on an Enforcer chassis.
“We are thrilled to include a Pierce Volterra electric fire truck as an integral part of the plan for Station 125 — Mississauga’s first net-zero energy fire hall and an all-electric facility,” said Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi. “As Mississauga's 22nd fire hall, currently under construction and scheduled to open next summer, Station 125 embodies environmental stewardship with its 10,000 sq. ft. design featuring sustainable materials, high-speed bi-fold doors, and onsite renewable energy generation, including 238 solar panels to power the hall’s operations and charging for the electric apparatus.”
MFES, a full-time career department operating across four platoons, manages approximately 30,000 emergency calls annually with a team of close to 800 fire service professionals — IAFF Local 1212. With over 31 front-line apparatus in their fleet, including 24 from Pierce either in service or on order, the department will enhance its operational readiness with the new fire apparatus additions. MFES oversees soon-to-be 22 stations serving nearly 700,000 residents across 111 square miles adjacent to Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario.
“Our longstanding partnership with the City of Mississauga and Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services shows their trust not only in Commercial but also in Pierce Manufacturing as true partners for the supply and support of their emergency apparatus,” said Carey Feduniw, General Manager, Emergency Equipment, Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. “Yet another major Canadian municipality committing to a large multi-year deal with Pierce and Commercial is an indicator we’re leading the market, and we’re grateful for our partnership as we continue to expand our reach throughout Canada.”
MFES’s five-year contract with Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. includes a broad range of Pierce apparatus. Included within the contract are the provisions for MFES to select from a portfolio of aerials, rescues, pumpers, squads, quints, HAZMATs, and tankers.
Chief Rizzi added, “One of our municipality’s critical priorities is to support the needs and safety of our community’s first responders. Our continued partnership with Commercial Truck Equipment and Pierce Manufacturing will allow us to provide the necessary apparatus, which not only enhances our capabilities but also supports the City of Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan, which has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.”
For a comprehensive review of the Pierce Volterra electric fire truck and all fire apparatus, visit www.piercemfg.com for specs, video, and images.