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Calgary_BannerThis significant contract represents the first long-term agreement between Commercial Emergency Equipment and the Calgary Fire Department.

APPLETON, Wis. (September 7, 2022) – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced its Canada-based dealer, Commercial Emergency Equipment Co., has secured a 10-year contract with the Calgary Fire Department. This significant contract covers all aerial platforms and ladders in an unlimited, as-needed quantity. The first aerial apparatus in production under the contract include three rear-mounted 100’ Heavy-Duty Steel Aerial Platforms and three Ascendant® 107’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Ladders on tandem rear axles.

“We are excited to establish a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with Pierce and Commercial Emergency Equipment,” said Nigel Thorley, leader of fleet and equipment with the Calgary Fire Department. “Both companies encapsulate our values of pride, professionalism, teamwork, and respect. We look forward to the quality of the new fire apparatus and know these assets will be key elements in our service delivery in all operations for many years.”

The department’s new aerial fire apparatus will feature:

  • Enforcer™ chassis
  • A truck company configuration (no pump, no tank)
  • Cummins X12 525 hp engines
  • TAK-4® Independent Suspension
  • Low profile, high-output combination scene lighting
  • Forward-facing seat configuration in crew cab

An incredible amount of work went into the specification for all units to be standardized across this contract to ensure streamlined interoperability, enhanced safety features, and reduced training time for the department,” said Mike Feduniw, apparatus specialist with Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. “With standardization down to the exact location of every switch and tool location in a cabinet set for all trucks, Calgary Fire Department’s first responders can jump in any of these fire apparatus and know operational functions and equipment are in the exact same location on all fire apparatus, without the need for extra training or familiarization. Locking in the specification work upfront makes ordering another fire truck an exceptionally simple process.”

The Calgary Fire Department has four platoons of firefighters with 1,326 front-line first responders located among 42 fire stations, responding to over 70,000 service calls per year. In 2020, the department experienced a 16-percent increase in call volume within its 850 square kilometers (327 square miles) coverage area with 1.4 million citizens. The metropolitan city is made up of diverse communities with skyscrapers, the Bow River Valley, and the Canadian Rockies. The fire apparatus contract between Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. and the Calgary Fire Department will reinforce the strength of emergency response for the city’s growing population and infrastructure.

Feduniw added, “Our team is extremely proud to have been selected for a 10-year contract, and we are eager to partner with The City of Calgary for their aerial replacements over the years to come. We are excited to be working with such a professional group and look forward to providing the Calgary Fire Department with a level of quality and service we believe is unmatched in the industry.”

For a comprehensive review of Ascendant aerials and all Pierce aerial apparatus, visit for specs, video, and images.

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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

®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the Company's ability to successfully integrate the AeroTech acquisition and to realize the anticipated benefits associated with the same; the risks associated with international operations and sales, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;  the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; cybersecurity risks and costs of defending against, mitigating and responding to data security threats and breaches impacting the Company; the Company’s ability to successfully identify, complete and integrate other acquisitions and to realize the anticipated benefits associated with the same; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this news release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

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