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Baltimore County Fire Department has placed an order for 23 custom Pierce fire apparatusThe 23 custom Pierce fire apparatus are to be delivered to Baltimore County by late 2024.

APPLETON, Wis. (March 14, 2023)Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced the Baltimore County Fire Department (BCoFD) in Maryland has placed an order for 23 custom Pierce fire apparatus. This is the second substantial order for the department since 2019. BCoFD will have taken delivery of 55 Pierce apparatus in total by the end of 2024. 

The purchase of the new fire apparatus was managed by authorized Pierce dealer Atlantic Emergency Solutions in Virginia and is part of an initiative to improve the department’s strategic emergency response in the communities they serve.

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. 

“Our objective in purchasing the new apparatus is enhanced public safety,” said Fire Chief Joanne Rund. “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.”

BCoFD’s Fire Maintenance Fleet Manager Michael Huber said, “Crews are happy with the maneuverability and ease of use of Pierce fire apparatus. They are eager to put this most recent order into service.”

Safety for fire and EMS personnel is a top priority for BCoFD. All the new fire trucks will be equipped with side roll protection and front airbags. Some units will contain decontamination showers.

“We appreciate Pierce and Atlantic Emergency Solutions working with us to meet our unique specifications and build the safest equipment for our crews,” Huber added.

Baltimore County Fire Department’s new fire apparatus replace aging units which no longer meet the needs of the department and will help improve tactics in emergency response situations.

All new fire apparatus feature a new black-over-red paint color scheme, a visible representation to the community that BCoFD is working to keep them safe.

The Baltimore County Fire Department serves a population of nearly 850,000 people and responds to approximately 150,000 incidents annually. The department has more than 1,000 sworn and civilian personnel based at 25 career and 29 volunteer fire companies. 

“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,” said Bob Rosensteel, regional account manager for Atlantic Emergency Solutions. “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.” 

For a comprehensive review of Pierce pumpers, rescues, and other products, visit for specs, video, and images. 


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Topics: Apparatus Orders

About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] business, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, mini pumpers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh® AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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