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Janaury 2024

Velocity Ascendant 107 Aerial Ladder parked in front of firehouse at dusk.

Bend Fire & Rescue

Velocity® Ascendant® 107' Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder – Tandem Rear Axle


Fire Department

Bend Fire & Rescue

Prince George's County Fire / EMS is one of the largest combination departments in the country.

Population: 150,000
Coverage: 164 sq mi
Firefighters: 100
Stations: 6
Terrain: Forest, High Desert 

Custom Graphics on a Pierce Ascendant ladder fire truck.


From The Chief

Bend Fire and Rescue Fire Chief posed in front of Pierce fire truck.

Chief Todd Riley

“We asked for a very specific and large ground ladder package to maximize storage through our narrow streets. We got exactly what we were looking for: extra reach, quicker setup, shorter overall length and improved turning radius.”

The Dealer

Pierce fire truck sales representative for Oregon.

Hughes Fire Equipment, Inc.

Nick Hendricks is the sales representative from Hughes Fire Equipment that worked directly with Bend Fire & Rescue on their Velocity Ascendant 107' Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladder. Hughes is a full line sales and service distributor of fire apparatus and equipment for Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Clark County Nevada.