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PIE-PR-bannerThe contract represents the second long-term agreement between the Calgary Fire Department and Commercial Emergency Equipment since 2022.

APPLETON, Wis. (December 13, 2023)Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced Canada-based dealer Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. has secured a 10-year contract with the Calgary Fire Department (CFD), focusing on the provision of custom tenders in an as-needed quantity.   

Building upon the earlier established contract in 2022, which was centered on the supply of aerial platforms and ladders, this new agreement also places significant emphasis on apparatus standardization. The first two orders under the agreement, as well as all future tenders, will be state-of-the-art tandem-axle Enforcer™ chassis tenders with the following specifications:
Calgary Maltese Cross (1)-1

  • Two-door cab with fully sealed enclosed transverse cab compartment
  • Dry-side tanker body
  • Dual hydraulic tank racks w/4000-gallon portable tanks
  • Cummins X12 500 hp engine
  • Waterous CSPA 750-gallon PTO-driven midship pump
  • 3450-gallon water tank
  • TAK-4® Independent Front Suspension
  • Cold-climate package
Nigel Thorley, Leader of Fleet and Equipment with the Calgary Fire Department, remarked, "Our previous collaboration with Pierce and Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. set a solid foundation, and this second agreement underscores the synergy we've established with the team. Pierce and Commercial Emergency Equipment’s dedication to quality, as well as the proximity of service resources for our fire department has proven to be a good match."

In pursuit of CFD’s significant emphasis on apparatus standardization, the department selected Enforcer cabs for their tenders to match their Pierce aerials to reduce training and apparatus familiarization time. Drivetrains, suspension, switch locations and cab layout, compartment locations, and maintenance items are identical between the aerials and new tenders. Additionally, the extremely unique transverse cab compartments in CFD’s tender specification are designed to dramatically expand available equipment space which is usually not required for tenders to house wildland and other fireground equipment.

Mike Feduniw, Sales Manager with Commercial Emergency Equipment Co., spoke about the innovation and support capabilities which drive the relationship. 

“One of the largest municipalities in the country has again placed their trust in Pierce and Commercial, and we know this is because both companies continuously demonstrate they can meet the very specific needs of the CFD,” he said. “Access to our knowledgeable service support team members, service centers, and mobile support units also ensures each fire department has the critical resources needed. This commitment to excellence has played a pivotal role in securing these long-term contracts."

The Calgary Fire Department continues its dedicated service with four platoons of firefighters, 1,326 front-line first responders across 43 fire stations, and manages more than 70,000 service calls annually. Given the city's expansive coverage area and diverse community, such robust partnerships are crucial in bolstering the emergency response capabilities for Calgary's growing population and infrastructure.

For a comprehensive review of Pierce tenders, pumpers, aerials, 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

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

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