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Baltimore County Fire Department invests $24 million to replace aging apparatus

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Fire Department has also announced the purchase of 26 new medic units.

Original story below…


TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fire Department this week placed an order for $24 million worth of new fire apparatus.

Officials say this apparatus will replace aging units in keeping with the department’s replacement schedule.

The new purchases include:

  • (10) 750-gallon pumpers on a Pierce Enforcer chassis
  • (6) 1,000-gallon pumpers on a Pierce Enforcer chassis
  • (1) 3,000-gallon tanker on a Freightliner chassis
  • (1) hazmat unit on a Pierce Enforcer chassis
  • (3) rescue engines on a Pierce Enforcer chassis with rescue capabilities
  • (2) 107′ Ascendant tractor-drawn aerial ladder trucks on an Arrow-XT chassis
  • (1) heavy-duty rescue (USAR) unit on a Pierce Enforcer chassis

The order was placed based on specifics developed by BCoFD’s Apparatus and Logistics teams. These units are designed to meet Baltimore County’s current and future needs through improved technology and design. BCoFD expects to begin taking delivery of the new units in about 22 months.

Funding for this purchase was made through Baltimore County’s Equipment and Finance Package. The order was placed with Atlantic Emergency Solutions of Hanover, Maryland, a fire apparatus dealer.

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