Canada-based dealer Commercial Emergency Equipment has secured a five-year supply contract with Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services based out of Ontario, Canada. The initial two orders comprise nine apparatus, headlined by a Pierce Volterra electric pumper intended for MFES’s new net-zero fire station.
Other fire apparatus in the first two orders include a Pierce Enforcer heavy-duty rescue pumper, four Enforcer pumpers, a Saber tanker, an Enforcer HAZMAT truck, and an Ascendant 107’ heavy-duty aerial ladder on an Enforcer chassis.
Station 125 will be Mississauga’s first net-zero energy fire hall and all-electric facility. Mississauga Fire Chief Deryn Rizzi stated that that Mississauga's 22nd fire hall, currently under construction and scheduled to open next summer, will consist of a 10,000 sq. ft. design featuring sustainable materials, high-speed bi-fold doors, and onsite renewable energy generation, including 238 solar panels to power the hall’s operations and charging for the electric apparatus.
Enhancing Operational Readiness with New Fire Apparatus
MFES, a full-time career department operating across four platoons, manages approximately 30,000 emergency calls annually with a team of close to 800 fire service professionals — IAFF Local 1212. With over 31 front-line apparatus in their fleet, including 24 from Pierce either in service or on order, the department will enhance its operational readiness with the new fire apparatus additions. MFES oversees soon-to-be 22 stations serving nearly 700,000 residents across 111 square miles adjacent to Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario.
MFES’s five-year contract with Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. includes a range of Pierce apparatus. Included within the contract are the provisions for MFES to select from a portfolio of aerials, rescues, pumpers, squads, quints, HAZMATs, and tankers.
Meeting Demand and Enhancing Capabilities
Rizzi added, “One of our municipality’s critical priorities is to support the needs and safety of our community’s first responders. Our continued partnership with Commercial Truck Equipment and Pierce Manufacturing will allow us to provide the necessary apparatus, which not only enhances our capabilities but also supports the City of Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan, which has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.”