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Friday, March 30, 2012

PGFD Goes Pierce

I am pleased to announce that today we have executed a letter of intent to purchase 5 Pierce engines and 2 Pierce ladder trucks from Atlantic Emergency Solutions, Inc, riding the Council of Governments contract with Arlington, Virginia.
Thanks to the Volunteer and Career members of the Apparatus Maintenance Task Force, who worked hard to draw towards a consensus standard for vehicle specifications.  Additional information and detailed drawings will be available in the future.  Volunteer Corporations will also be able to benefit from the purchasing power pricing of this contract. 
Although no delivery target has been established, we will work diligently to get the equipment on time and under budget.
We have the County Executive and the County Council to thank for the funding provided for these purchases.  They have also accepted the conceptual basis of the apparatus replacement program, which will allow us to purchase an additional amount of apparatus in fiscal year 2014, and establish a rotation in years out.
Personnel should direct any questions about the purchase or equipment specs, and any Corporations with questions about riding the contract, should direct questions to Deputy Fire Chief Ben Barksdale or Deputy Fire Chief Frank Underwood.
Marc S. Bashoor, Fire Chief
Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department, Headquarters
9201 Basil Court, 4th Floor East
Landover, MD 20785
(O) 301-883-5200
(F) 301-883-5212

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