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Elizabeth Fire Department orders custom apparatus from Pierce

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Pierce Manufacturing Inc. has announced that Elizabeth Fire Department in New Jersey has placed an order for seven custom Pierce fire apparatus, including two Arrow XT pumpers, a 100’ Heavy-Duty Rear Mount Aerial Ladder, two Walk-In Heavy-Duty Rescues, a Non-Walk-In Heavy-Duty Rescue tactical response unit, and a Walk-In Heavy-Duty Rescue special operations vehicle.

The new fire apparatus purchase was conducted through Pierce dealer, Fire and Safety Services, and is part of a fleet replacement initiative to both upgrade current vehicles and replace some out-of-service units to best equip the department’s seven firehouses with the management of increasing emergency call volume. 

Salvatore J. Barraco, chief of the Elizabeth Fire Department, said: “When selecting and designing new fire apparatus, our department looks for safety, reliability, fleet continuity, sole-source manufacturing, and rugged construction which can stand up to our community’s varying terrain. Adding new fire apparatus to our frontline fleet was a primary focus, but the opportunity to remove some older units and place them into reserve status was a huge benefit.”

Gregg Cariddi, sales representative with Fire and Safety Services commented: “We’ve appreciated having the opportunity to work collaboratively to analyse the department’s unique needs and help select the most advanced fire apparatus to best support each critical mission they may encounter. Our team looks forward to continuing to build our relationship and providing dedicated service support for many years to come.”

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