Recent Deliveries


Lunenburg & District, NS • July, 2020

Pierce MaxiSaber

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On July 20, 2020, Micmac Fire & Safety Source was proud to deliver our latest Pierce MaxiSaber to the Lunenburg & District Fire Department. At the presentation, we were thrilled to be joined by the Chief and members of the department, local government and even the Captain of the Bluenose II. This delivery caps off almost two years of work by hundreds of people and this new apparatus is a great example of what can be done to provide custom fire apparatus uniquely tailored to a community’s needs.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia is the birthplace and home of a true Canadian icon; the Bluenose II ranks among the Maple Leaf and the beaver as symbols of Canadian history and is the pride of Nova Scotia. We would like to thank her Captain and the team at the Bluenose Company Store who went out of their way to provide us with the correct fonts and graphics to ensure that our tribute to this important piece of our heritage was correct in every way. Special thanks to the graphics department at MAXIMETAL for helping make this idea a reality.

Particular thanks to Chief Darren Romkey and the members of his apparatus committee. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing this new truck provide many years of service to the town and district of Lunenburg.

A few highlights of this apparatus:

  • 2020 Pierce Maxisaber
  • Cummins L9 450 HP engine
  • Allison EVS 3000 automatic transmission
  • 70” 6-person cab with 10” raised roof
  • Maximetal 26” narrow pumphouse configuration
  • 1500 GPM Hale Qmax XS pump
  • 1500 USG booster tank
  • Foampro 2001 (single agent) system with off-board fill
  • 100’ Front bumper trashline with raised swivel connection

This truck was also supplied dressed with a full complement of All American Hose PONN Gladiator 1.75” and 2.5” hose and Kryptonite 4" supply hose.

History of the Colour Scheme

In the 1920s, the Chicago Fire Department ordered Ford Model T cars for their chiefs to use. The body of the car was painted red, the traditional colour for fire apparatus, but the Model T had a cloth roof covered in a tar finish that wouldn’t take paint. This black-over-red colour scheme became a hallmark of the city’s fire apparatus fleet and became popular throughout the fire service. This trend continues today with many fire departments adopting this contrasting look. There are many who believe that contrasting colours make trucks more visible and thus safer on the road when responding to emergencies. The colour scheme for this MaxiSaber takes this a step further with a black-over-red cab paired with an all-black body and pumphouse.

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Long Harbour, NL • Spring 2020

100' Pierce Heavy-Duty Industrial Foam Aerial Platform

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Our first apparatus delivery for 2020 was this 100’ Pierce Heavy Duty Industrial Foam Aerial Platform. Vale Minerals had unique requirements for an Industrial Foam Aerial for their Long Harbour Operations facility in Newfoundland and this Arrow XT meets their needs.

This apparatus packs a punch with a Detroit Diesel 525hp DD13 engine, driving an Allison EVS 4500 transmission and a Hale 3000GPM fire pump. To meet their requirements for Class B Foam application, the HUSKY 300 Foam System will provide up to 5000 GPM of 60% foam solution.

The 100' platform aerial is equipped with a 3" waterway, supplying dual 2000 GPM Task Force Tips Monsoon electrically controlled monitors.

We were able to deliver this truck, on budget, within three months from start of consultation to delivery by making use of Pierce Manufacturing’s industry-leading stock program.

  • Pierce Arrow XT Chassis
  • 100' Pierce Aerial Platform
  • 4-person basket
  • 525HP DD13 engine
  • Allison EVS 4500 transmission
  • 3000 GPM Hale pump
  • Husky 300 industrial foam system (Class B Single Agent)
  • 300 gallon foam tank
  • 3" waterway
  • Dual TFT Monsoon 2000GPM monitors
  • 110' of ground ladders

 

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Portugal Cove – St Phillips, NL • Fall 2019

MaxiMetal Rescue

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The town of Portugal Cove – St Phillips came to us with some very specific requirements for their new rescue. This MaxiMetal-built rescue is based around a Ford F-550 cab and chassis with a 6.8L Triton V10 motor. It features all-LED lighting and seating for six, with four of the seats being mounted in the rescue body with SCBA seating. In the rear of the apparatus, there is a large compartment featuring two 500 lb pull-out trays and a through-body compartment to store ice rescue equipment.

  • Ford F550
  • 8L Triton V10
  • 4 SCBA seats in body walk-in
  • Two 500 lb roll-out tool trays in rear
  • 110v inverter
  • Go-Light mounted on hood, controlled from cab
  • All LED lighting

Liverpool, NS • 2019

MaxiMetal Tandem Tanker

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Built to satisfy their need for BIG WATER, Liverpool is home to this 2019 MaxiMetal tandem tanker. Built on a Freightliner M2-112 4 door chassis, this apparatus makes full use of its 450hp engine and 1500 GPM Hale pump. It carries 5 firefighters, 2,500 gallons of water and ladders and porta-tank mounted on a Maxi Hydraulic rack. At the rear is an electrically operated stainless steel swivel dump chute.

  • Freightliner M2-112
  • 450 Cummins L9
  • 1500 GPM Hale pump
  • 26" narrow pumphouse
  • 2,500 Gallon tank
  • Maxi-rack for ladders and porta tank
  • Stainless steel Newton dump valve
  • Pre-wired for generator install
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Yarmouth, NS • February 2019

MaxiSaber Heavy Rescue

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This Pierce MaxiSaber is equipped with a 10,000 lb winch recessed into the front bumper, a remote-controlled light tower mounted on top of the body and 30kW Onan PTO generator. This truck also features a Holmatro rescue tool pump, mounted in a compartment and plumed to bulkhead fitting on the front bumper. This allows for rapid and easy deployment of their hydraulic rescue tools while keeping firefighters sheltered from oncoming traffic in front of the apparatus.

  • 2019 Pierce MaxiSaber
  • Cummins L9 Engine
  • Allison transmission
  • 10,000 lb winch recessed into front bumper
  • Remote-controlled light tower
  • 30kW Onan PTO generator
  • Holmatro bulkhead fittings in front bumper
  • SCBA bottle storage
  • Rear access ladder
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Fredericton, NB • Spring 2019

Pierce MaxiSaber Engine

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The first Pierce apparatus in Fredericton’s fleet, this custom fire engine features MaxiMetal’s 26"-wide narrow pumphouse and proprietary folding ladder rack on the officer’s side. Storing a 24' ladder, 14' Roof ladder and two lengths of hard suction hose, the rack keeps the ladders up and out of the way when not needed but will lower them to shoulder height for quick, safe and easy deployment. While this engine normally responds within the urban core of Fredericton, it is also equipped with a 1500-gallon porta-tank, stored in a rear compartment, and an electrically controlled dump chute to provide tanker service outside of the hydranted part of the city.

  • Pierce MaxiSaber
  • 1500GPM Hale DSD pump
  • Narrow pumphouse design
  • Vinyl seating
  • 1200-gallon booster tank
  • Foampro 2002 system
  • Maxi ladder rack
  • Dump chute
  • 1500 gallon porta-tank stored through-body
  • 28" painted front bumper with trash line
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Charlottetown, PEI • 2018

Pierce MaxiSaber Heavy Rescue

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Charlottetown’s Heavy Rescue vehicle is built around a Pierce MaxiSaber cab and chassis featuring a 380hp Cummins L9 engine, Allison transmission and a 15kW PTO generator.

This apparatus also features a Will-Burt light tower recessed into the top of the body and has an ingenious hydraulically operated staircase that provides access to the top of the truck and additional storage compartments underneath.

    • Pierce MaxiSaber
    • 380Hp Cummins L9 engine
    • Allison EVS 3000 transmission
    • Will-Burt light tower
    • 15 Kw generator
    • Rope-rescue anchors mounted on body
    • Power folding rear access ladder
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Churchill Falls, Labrador • March 2018

Pierce 61' Sky-Boom Aerial, Enforcer Chassis

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  • Custom Pierce Manufacturing Enforcer chassis with 61' Sky-Boom aerial.
  • Cummins ISL9 engine with 450 HP at 2100 RPM.
  • 750 U.S. Gallon Water Tank and 40 U.S. Gallon Foam Cell.
  • Waterous S100C, 2,000 U.S. GPM Single Stage Midship Mounted Centrifugal Pump.
  • Pierce Manufacturing Husky 30 Industrial Foam System.
  • Onan 6.0 kW Hydraulic Generator with Electronic Control.
  • 120 Volt Outlet at Aerial Tip.
  • Akron Model 3350 Electric Monitor with a Model 5177 Nozzle with Wireless Electric Control.
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Shediac, NB • January 2018

MaxiSaber Pumper/Tanker

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  • Custom Pierce Manufacturing Saber chassis bonded with a Canadian-built Maximetal body structure
  • The MAXI hydraulic support rack (rated for up to 750 lbs of equipment) and configured with ground ladders, hard suction hoses and an enclosed portable water tank
  • Ultra narrow and low pumphouse that provides more storage throughout the body of the truck
  • Waterous CX 1500 U.S. GPM Pump
  • 1500 U.S. gallon water tank and 30 U.S. gallon foam tank
  • 10” Raised roof cab design
  • Cummins ISL9 engine with 400 HP at 2000 RPM
  • IMMI Smartdock SCBA holders in crew seats
  • FoamPro 2002 Foam System
  • GearGrid swingout tool board
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Halifax, NS • November 2017

Pierce 75' Aerial Ladder, Arrow XT Chassis

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  • DDC DD13 Engine with 525hp and 1,850ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 4500 EVS P Transmission
  • 2,000 (US) GPM Waterous CSU Pump
  • 480 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Campbellton, NB • November 2017

MaxiSaber Pumper/Tanker

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  • Custom Pierce Manufacturing Saber chassis bonded with a Canadian-built Maximetal body structure
  • Ultra narrow and low pumphouse that provides more storage throughout the body of the truck
  • Waterous CX 1500 U.S. GPM Pump
  • 1800 U.S. gallon water tank and 30 U.S. gallon foam tank
  • 10” raised roof cab design
  • Cummins ISL9 engine with 450 HP at 2000 RPM
  • IMMI Smartdock SCBA holders in crew seats
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • GearGrid swingout tool board
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Antigonish, NS • August 2017

MaxiSaber Pumper/Tanker

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  • Custom Pierce Manufacturing Saber chassis bonded with a Canadian-built Maximetal body structure
  • The MAXI hydraulic support rack (rated for up to 750 lbs of equipment) and configured with ground ladders, hard suction hoses and an enclosed portable water tank
  • Ultra narrow and low pumphouse that provides more storage throughout the body of the truck
  • Pierce Manufacturing Husky 3 foam system
  • Storage for up to 11 spare SCBA bottles
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Dieppe, NB • July 2017

MaxiSaber Rescue

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  • Custom Pierce Manufacturing Saber chassis bonded with a Canadian-built Maximetal body structure.
  • Interior room with dual use as rehabilitation space and command centre.
  • Dedicated spare SCBA bottle storage compartment for 56 bottles.
  • Large rear access slide-out tray.
  • Built-in electric cord reel.
  • Large upper storage boxes located above the body.
  • Built-in winch receivers on all sides of the truck.
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Dieppe, NB • February 2017

Pierce 107' Ascendant Aerial HD Ladder, PUC, Enforcer Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 450 hp and 1,250 ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Pierce PUC Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 500 (US) Gallon Water Tank
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
  • Harrison 10kW Hydraulic Generator
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Brooklyn, NS • July 2016

Pierce 100' Aerial Platform, Arrow XT Chassis

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  • Cummins ISX15 Engine with 550 hp and 1,850 ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 4000 EVS Transmission
  • 2,000 (US) GPM Waterous CSU Pump
  • 300 (US) Gallon Water Tank
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
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Brooklyn, NS • July 2016

Pierce PUC Pumper, Enforcer Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 450hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Pierce PUC Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 750 (US) Gallon Water Tank
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
  • Onan 6kW Hydraulic Generator
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Bathurst, NB • June 2016

Pierce Pumper, Saber FR Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 380hp and 1,150ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 3000 EVS P Transmission
  • 1,250 (US) GPM Waterous CS Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 1,000 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Dieppe, NB • May 2016

Pierce Pumper, Enforcer Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 450hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Pierce PUC Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 1,000 (US) Gallon Water Tank
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
  • Harrison 8kW Hydraulic Generator
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Drummond, NB • April 2016

Pierce Pumper, Kenworth T370 Chassis

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  • Paccar PX-9 Engine with 380hp
  • Allison 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Waterous CSU Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 1,250 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Corner Brook, NL • October 2015

Pierce Pumper, Saber FR Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 450hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Hale QMax-150 Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 1,000 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Conception Bay South, NL • November 2014

Pierce PUC Pumper, Saber Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 400hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen V 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Pierce PUC Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 750 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Campbellton, NB • April 2014

Pierce Pumper/Tanker, Saber Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 450hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen IV 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,250 (US) GPM Waterous CS Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 1,800 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Conception Bay South, NL • December 2013

Pierce PUC Pumper, Saber Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 400hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen IV 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,500 (US) GPM Pierce PUC Pump
  • Husky 3 Foam System
  • 750 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Charlottetown, PE • August 2013

Pierce 100' Aerial Platform, Velocity Chassis

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  • Cummins ISX12 Engine with 500hp and 1,645ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen IV 4000 EVS Transmission
  • 2,000 (US) GPM Waterous CSU Pump
  • Husky 60 Foam System
  • 300 (US) Gallon Water Tank
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
  • Harrison 10kW Hydraulic Generator
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Bridgewater, NS • October 2011

Pierce HDR Non-Walk-In Rescue, Velocity Chassis

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  • Cummins ISL9 Engine with 400hp and 1,250ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen IV 3000 EVS Transmission
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
  • Onan 25kW PTO Generator
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Antigonish, NS • September 2009

Pierce 105' HD Ladder, Arrow XT Chassis

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  • DDC Series 60 Engine with 515hp and 1,650ft-lbs Torque
  • Allison Gen IV 4000 EVS Transmission
  • 2,000 (US) GPM Waterous CSU Pump
  • Harrison 10kW Hydraulic Generator
  • Tak-4 Independent Front Suspension
  • 470 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Bridgewater, NS • September 2007

Pierce 100' Aluminum Ladder, Dash 2000 Chassis

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  • Caterpillar C13 Engine with 525hp
  • Allison Gen IV 4000 EVS Transmission
  • 2,000 (US) GPM Hale QMax-200 Pump
  • FoamPro 2002 Foam System
  • 500 (US) Gallon Water Tank
  • Harrison 10kW Hydraulic Generator
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East Bay, NS • December 2006

Pierce Pumper, International Durastar 4400 Chassis

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  • IHC DT 570E Engine with 330hp
  • Allison 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,250 (US) GPM Hale QFlo-125 Pump
  • 1,000 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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Big Pond, NS • November 2005

Pierce Pumper, International Durastar 4400 Chassis

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  • IHC DT 570 E Engine with 330hp
  • Allison 3000 EVS Transmission
  • 1,250 (US) GPM Hale QFlo-125 Pump
  • 1,000 (US) Gallon Water Tank
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