Baltimore County Purchases 23 New Custom Fire Fighting Apparatuses


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - The Baltimore County Fire Department will have access to some new tools, according to Pierce Manufacturing, a fire fighting equipment company.

The company said the Baltimore County Fire Department has ordered 23 custom Pierce fire apparatuses. According to Pierce, the most recent order includes ten Pierce Enforcer 750-gallon pumpers, six Enforcer 1,000-gallon pumpers, two Ascendant 107’ Heavy-Duty Tillers, three Heavy-Duty Rescue engines, one Heavy-Duty Rescue Unit, one Heavy-Duty Rescue Hazmat Unit, and one Freightliner tanker.

Balt Co Fire Chief Joanne Rund said these new tools will be used to enhance public safety.

“Our objective in purchasing the new apparatus is enhanced public safety,” Rund told Pierce Manufacturing.. “Baltimore County Executive John Olszeswki Jr. prioritized this goal and secured the necessary funding to upgrade the fleet to keep our communities safe for many years to come.”

The new equipment will feature a “black over red” color scheme, described as “a visible representation to the community that BCoFD is working to keep them safe.”

Bob Rosensteel, Regional Account Manager for Atlantic Emergency Solutions, says it was an honor to help the county upgrade its fleet.

“Working with the Baltimore County Fire Department to upgrade and improve their fleet has been an honor, and we are proud to have earned their trust by providing quality solutions and dedicated service,” Rosensteel said. “Now operating a full Pierce fleet, with some in reserve, having a manufacturing partner who listens to their needs with convenient service center access are critical factors for Baltimore County as we work to place 55 new fire apparatus in service within the next few years. We are committed to being a trusted resource every step of the way.”

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