The Indianapolis Fire Department is in the process of updating its frontline fleet.

The Indianapolis Fire Department is in the process of updating its frontline fleet.

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Pierce Manufacturing has secured an order for 11 custom apparatus for the Indianapolis Fire Department, including six Pierce Saber pumpers, two Enforcer Ascendant 110-foot heavy-duty aerial platforms, one 105-foot heavy-duty aerial ladder, one Velocity heavy-duty walk-in rescue, and one Ford F-550 tactical support unit.

The order was placed through Global Emergency Products, an Indianapolis-based Pierce dealer. The apparatus order is part of a 10-year apparatus acquisition plan that will replace aging frontline equipment, while allowing the department to improve the quality of its reserve fleet.

“I am excited to be able to purchase our apparatus through Global Emergency Products and Pierce. They have always gone above and beyond to assist us in any way,” said Ernest V. Malone, chief of fire for the Indianapolis Fire Department. “While the quality of the equipment that the department receives continues to meet our high level of expectations, it is the relationship and trust we have built with Global and Pierce that makes the Indianapolis Fire Department want to continue to work with them as our apparatus manufacturer.”

The delivery of the Indianapolis Fire Department’s six pumpers is scheduled for November 2019, and the aerials will follow in January 2020. The rescue and Ford units are expected to arrive in Indianapolis in April 2020.

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