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Winnipeg Fire Service orders 12 Pierce fire apparatus with idle reduction technology

September 8, 2020  By FFIC Staff

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service has ordered 12 fire apparatus with Pierce’s new idle reduction technology. Credit: Pierce Manufacturing Inc.

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., has secured an order for ten Pierce Pumpers and two Heavy-Duty Rescues on Enforcer chassis from the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS).

Sold through Pierce dealer Commercial Emergency Equipment, the apparatus incorporates Pierce’s new idle reduction technology, which incorporates high-performance lithium-ion batteries, main chassis engine auto-start, and full Command Zone integration, allowing the apparatus to be on scene with zero air and noise pollution, while maintaining mission critical on-scene loads.

“Winnipeg is committed to reducing our environmental footprint,” said Brad Enders, Director of the WFPS Emergency Mechanical Services Branch. “We are certain idle reduction technology will help us reduce carbon emissions to contribute to a greener community.”

Since its introduction in May 2020, Pierce’s Idle Reduction Technology has addressed critical feedback from fire departments across North America to eliminate reliance on diesel engines idling on scene. As more fire departments are tasked with comprehensive climate policy compliance, the lithium-ion battery technology results in lower chassis emissions, less frequent service intervals, lower cost of ownership, less DPF buildup and reduced greenhouse gases.


Other features include:

  • Short 187” wheelbase
  • Lightweight aluminum body
  • Rescue depth compartments
  • TAK-4 Independent Suspension
  • Cummins L9 450 hp engine
  • Pierce Command Zone electrical system
  • Husky 3 foam system
  • Hale QMAX-XS 1750 GPM pump
  • Akron roof monitor

To learn more about Pierce Manufacturing, Commercial Emergency Equipment, and the new idle reduction technology, visit

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